Happiness measure, code: A-AOL-u-mq-v-10-a


Selfreport on 4 questions:

"The following are statements of feelings or mood. Please read them over and then indicate which of these overall feelings best describes your feelings."
A) Right now you feel .........
B) The best you felt today ....
C) The worst you felt today ...
D) The way you usually feel ...

Response options:
10. Complete elations, rapturous joy, and soaring ecstasy.
9. Very elated and in very high spirits; tremendous delight
and buoyancy.
8. Elated and in high spirits.
7. Feeling very good and cheerful.
6. Feeling pretty good, "OK".
5. Feeling a little bit low. Just so-so.
4. Spirits low and somewhat blue.
3. Depressed and feeling very low. Definitely blue.
2. Tremendously depressed. Feeling terrible, really miserable,
"just awful".
1. Utter depression and gloom. Completely down. All is black
and leaden. Wish it were all over.

Summation: average scores on A,B,C,D.

Name: Elation-Depression Scale (variant)
  
Classification
Focus, A-AOL Affect: Average Overall Level
Time frame, u time unspecified
Mode, mq multiple questions
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 10
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceLudwig (1971): study US 1966
TitleElation-Depression and Skill as Determinants of Desire for Excitement.
PublicFemale students, undergraduates, University of Wisconsin, USA, 196?
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes