Happiness measure, code: A-TH-g-mq-th%-101-aa


Selfreport on three questions:

'On the average, what percentage of the time do you feel….…' (percentages must add up to 100%)
1 happy
2 unhappy
3 neutral

Name: Fordyce % happy scale
Variant: % happy
  
Classification
Focus, A-TH Affect: Time Happy
Time frame, g generally
Mode, mq multiple questions
Scale type, th% time happy percent Range = 101
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceLee et al. (1999a): study ZZ East-West pairs 1997
TitleWhat Makes You Happy?: A Comparison of Self-Reported Criteria of Happiness between Two Cultures.
PublicCanadian and Korean university students. 1997
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferencePrizmic-Larsen et al. (2009): study HR 2005
TitleWhat to Do and not to Do to be Happy and Satisfied? Affect Regulations Strategies and Well-Being in a Representative Sample of Croatia.
PublicAdults, general public, Croatia, 2005
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceSmith et al. (1999): study US 1997
TitleDispositional Envy.
PublicUndergraduate students, USA, 1999
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes