Happiness measure, code: M-FH-g-sq-v-11-a


Selfreport on single question:

Use the list below to answer the following question: IN GENERAL, HOW HAPPY OR UNHAPPY DO YOU USUALLY FEEL? Check the one statement that best describes your average happiness.
10 extremely happy (feeling ecstatic, joyous, fantastic!)
9 very happy (feeling really good and elated!)
8 pretty happy (spirits high, feeling good)
7 mildly happy (feeling fairly good and somewhat cheerful)
6 slightly happy ( just a bit above neutral)
5 neutral (not particularly happy or unhappy)
4 slightly unhappy (just a bit below neutral)
3 mildly unhappy (just a bit low)
2 pretty unhappy (somewhat "blue", spirits down)
1 very unhappy ( depressed, spirits very low)
0 extremely unhappy (utterly depressed, completely down)

Name: Fordyce's overall happiness item, 11 step version
  
Classification
Focus, M-FH Mixed: Feel Happy
Time frame, g generally
Mode, sq 1 question
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 11
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceZubieta et al. (2012): study AR Buenos Aires 2007
TitleBienestar Subjetivo y psicosocial: Explorando Diferencias de Género (Subjective and Psychosocial Well-Being: Exploring Gender Differences).
PublicUniversity students, Argentina, 200?
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes