Happiness measure, code: A-AOL-g-sq-v-5-a

Selfreport on single question:

"In general, how would you say you feel most of the time - in good spirits or in low spirits....?"
5 very good spirits
4 fairly good spirits
3 neither good spirits nor low spirits
2 fairly low spirits
1 very low spirits.
Focus, A-AOL Affect: Average Overall Level
Time frame, g generally
Mode, sq 1 question
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 5
Used in studies
ReferenceBrenner (1970): study US 1960
TitleSocial Factors in Mental Well-Being at Adolescence.
PublicHighschool pupils, New York State, USA, 1960
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes