- University students, Rochester, USA, 1966
- N = 165
- Non Response:
Two questionaires were used; one in the classroom and one at home; during the first 2 weeks of March.
- Authors's label
- Test-retest reliability
- Our Classification
- Selfreport on single question, repeated after 6 weeks:
In thinking over the past year, indicate how elated or depressed, happy or unhappy you have felt in the last year?
10 Complete elation, rapturous joy and soaring ecstacy
9 Very elated and in very high spirits. Tremendous delight and buoyancy.
8 Elated and in high spirits.
7 Feeling very good and cheerful.
6 Feeling pretty good , "OK".
5 Feeling a little bit low. Just so-so.
4 Spirits low and somewhat "blue".
3 Depressed and feeling very low. Definitely "blue".
2 Tremendously depressed. Feeling terrible, really miserable, "just awful".
1 Utter depression and gloom. Completely down. All is black and leaden. Wish it were all over.