Happiness measure, code: A-AOL-cm-mq-*-5-a


Selfreport on four questions:

How have you felt during the past month?

A How have you been feeling in general?
6 in excellent spirits
5 in very good spirits
4 in good spirits mostly
3 my spirits have been up and down
2 in low spirits mostly
1 in very low spirits
B Have you felt so sad, discouraged, hopeless or had so
many problems that you wondered if anything was worthwhile?
1 extremely so, to the point of just about given up
2 very much so
3 quite a bit
4 some, enough to bother me
5 a little bit
6 not at all
C Have you felt downhearted or blue
1 all the time
2 most of the time
3 a good bit of the time
4 some of the time
5 al title of the time
6 none of the time
D How depressed or cheerful have you been?
0 very depressed
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 very cheerful
  
Classification
Focus, A-AOL Affect: Average Overall Level
Time frame, cm last month, last few weeks
Mode, mq multiple questions
Scale type, * Different rating scales combined Range = 5
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceArdelt (2003a): study US 1997
TitleEmperical Assessment of a Three Dimensional Wisdom Scale.
Public55+ aged, USA, North-Central Florida, 1997
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes