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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-AOL-cm-sq-n-11-a
Focus:
Affect: Average Overall Level (A-AOL)
Time frame:
last month, last few weeks (cm)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
numeric scale (n)
Scale Range:
11

Description

Selfreport on single question:

"How depressed or cheerful have you been during the past month......?"
0  very depressed
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10  very cheerful

Item in Dupuy's 'General Wellbeing Schedule'

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Abbey et al. (1983): study US Chicago 1980 Law school students, Chicago, USA, 198? N = 85
Ardelt (2003a): study US 1997 55+ aged, USA, North-Central Florida, 1997 N = 174
Mean
= 7.440
SD
= 2.020