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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-AB-cw-mq-v-2-b
Focus:
Affect: Affect Balance (Various) (A-AB)
Time frame:
last week (cw)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
2

Description

Selfreport on 5 questions:

Now think about the past week and the feelings you have experienced. Please tell me if each of the following was true for you much of the time past week. Much of the time ..
A  You were happy
B  You enjoyed life
C  Yoy felt lonely
D  You felt depressed
E  You felt sad

Rated:
1  yes
0  no

Computation of state: latent variable

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Calvo et al. (2007): study US 1992 Eldery, United States, followed through retirement 1992-2004 N = 2389
Mean
= 0.295
SD
= 0.230