Happiness measure, code: A-ARE-md-sqr-v-7-a


Selfreport on single question, asked twice with an interval of 16 days.

"Consider your experience during the past 24 hours, being as objective and matter-of-fact as possible. Estimate honestly the prevailing or dominant level of your mood, and put a cross through the term which most accurately describes your prevailing feeling".
7 highly elated
6 moderately cheerful
5 mildly cheerful
4 indifferent
3 wildly depressed
2 moderately depressed
1 extremely gloomy


Summation: Average of 32 scores.
  
Classification
Focus, A-ARE Affect: Average Repeated Overall Estimat
Time frame, md last day
Mode, sqr 1 question, repeated
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 7
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceYoung (1937): study US 1934
TitleIs Cheerfulness-Depression a General Temperamental Trait?
PublicCollege students, psychol. course, USA, 1934-35
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceYoung (1937a): study US 1934
TitleLaughing and Weeping, Cheerfulness and Depression: A Study of Moods among College Students.
PublicCollege students, psychology course, USA, 1934-35
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceYoung (1937a): study US 1934 /1
TitleLaughing and Weeping, Cheerfulness and Depression: A Study of Moods among College Students.
PublicCollege students, psychology course, USA, 1934-35
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceYoung (1937a): study US 1934 /2
TitleLaughing and Weeping, Cheerfulness and Depression: A Study of Moods among College Students.
PublicCollege students, psychol. course,, USA, 1934-35
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceZelenski & Larsen (2000): study US 1995
TitleThe Distribution of Basic Emotions in Every Day Life: A State and Trait Perspective from Experience Sampling Data.
PublicUniversity students, USA, followed 28 days, 199?
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes