Happiness measure, code: A-AOL-g-sq-v-3-b

Selfreport on single question :

"In general, how would you say you feel most of the time, in good spirits or in low spirits....?"
1 low
2 both
3 good
Focus, A-AOL Affect: Average Overall Level
Time frame, g generally
Mode, sq 1 question
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 3
Used in studies
ReferenceLowenthal & Boler (1965): study US 1962
TitleVoluntary vs. Involuntary Social Withdrawal.
Public60+aged, San Francisco, USA, 1962
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
ReferencePierce & Clark (1973): study US 1962
TitleMeasurement of Morale in the Elderly.
Public60+ aged, psychiatric cases and controls, San Fransisco, USA, 1962
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes