Happiness measure, code: M-FH-g-sq-v-10-a


Selfreport on single question:

Use the list below to answer the following question: IN GENERAL, HOW HAPPY OR UNHAPPY DO YOU USUALLY FEEL? Check the one statement that best describes your average happiness.
10 extremely happy (feeling ecstatic, joyous, fantastic!)
9 very happy (feeling really good and elated!)
8 pretty happy (spirits high, feeling good)
7 mildly happy (feeling fairly good and somewhat cheerful)
6 slightly happy ( just a bit above neutral)
5 slightly unhappy (just a bit below neutral)
4 mildly unhappy (just a bit low)
3 pretty unhappy (somewhat "blue", spirits down)
2 very unhappy ( depressed, spirits very low)
1 extremely unhappy (utterly depressed, completely down)

Name: Fordyce's overall happiness item.
  
Classification
Focus, M-FH Mixed: Feel Happy
Time frame, g generally
Mode, sq 1 question
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 10
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceDiener et al. (1991): study US 1989
TitleHappiness is the Frequency, not Intensity, of Positive versus Negative Affect.
PublicStudents , USA, 1989
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceDiener et al. (1991): study US 1989 /1
TitleHappiness is the Frequency, not Intensity, of Positive versus Negative Affect.
PublicStudents, USA, 1989
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceDiener et al. (1991): study US 1989 /2
TitleHappiness is the Frequency, not Intensity, of Positive versus Negative Affect.
PublicStudents, USA, 1989
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceDiener et al. (1995b): study US 1993
TitlePhysical Attractiveness and Subjective Well-Being.
PublicCollege students, USA 199?
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceDiener et al. (1995b): study US Illinois 1990
TitlePhysical Attractiveness and Subjective Well-Being.
PublicCollege students, USA, 199?
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceDiener et al. (1995b): study US Illinois 1990 /1
TitlePhysical Attractiveness and Subjective Well-Being.
PublicUniversity students, USA, 199?
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceHeadey et al. (1993): study AU AU Victoria 1981
TitleDimensions of Mental Health: Life Satisfaction, Positive Affect, Anxiety and Depression.
Public18-65 aged, Victoria, Australia, followed 1981 to 1987
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceKaliterna Lipovcan & Prizmic-Larsen (2006): study HR 2003
TitleWhat makes Croats Happy? Predictors of Happiness in Representative Sample.
Public18+aged, general public, Croatia, 2003
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferencePavot et al. (1997): study US 1992
TitleThe Relationship between Self-Aspect Congruences Personality and Subjective Well-Being.
PublicUndergraduate students, USA, 199?
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferencePavot et al. (1997): study US 1992 /1
TitleThe Relationship between Self-Aspect Congruences Personality and Subjective Well-Being.
PublicCollege students, USA, 199?
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceVuletic et al. (2002): study HR 2003
TitleHealth Related Quality of Life (HRQL) Assessment in Croatian Population Using the SF-36.
Public18+ aged, general public, Croatia, 2003
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no