Happiness measure, code: A-ASA-m-mqr-v-3-a


Selfreport on 7 questions, repeated 15 times during 2 month (experience sampling)

Below is a list of words describing moods and feelings. Indicate how each of these words applies to how you feel now.
A Contented
B Calm
C Happy
D Pleased
E Satisfied
F Cheerful
G Good

Rating options (same for all items):
1 not at all
2 somewhat or slightly
3 mostly or generally


Summation: average over 2 months.

Name: Happiness subscale of Ryman et al (1974) Mood Questionnaire (MQ)
  
Classification
Focus, A-ASA Affect: Average of Specific Affects
Time frame, m momentary (now)
Mode, mqr multiple questions, repeated (number not reported)
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 3
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceRahe et al. (1971): study US 1969
TitlePsychologic Correlates of Serum Cholesterol in Man: A Longitudinal Study.
PublicMilitary trainees, followed 2 month, Navy, USA, 197?
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceRahe et al. (1976): study US 1971
TitleSerum Uric Acids, Cholesterol and Psychological Moods throughout Stressfull Naval Training.
PublicNavy recruits, followed 4 weeks, USA, 197?
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes