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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-AOL-c-sq-v-4-a
Focus:
Affect: Average Overall Level (A-AOL)
Time frame:
currently (today, these days, presently) (c)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
4

Description

Selfreport on single question:

"In general, how good would you say your spirits are these days....?"
4   excellent
3   very good
2   fair
1   poor

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Fowler & McCalla (1969): study US 1965 65+ aged, Metropolitan Boston, USA, 1965 N = 1335