- Affect: Average Overall Level (A-AOL)
- Time frame:
- generally (g)
- multiple questions (mq)
- Scale Type:
- Different rating scales combined (*)
- Scale Range:
DescriptionSelf report on 2 questions:
A: "In general how happy or unhappy do you usually feel? Check the one statement below that best describes your average happiness.
10 extremely happy (feeling ecstatic, joyous, fantastic)
9 very happy (feeling really good, elated)
8 pretty happy (spirits high, feeling good)
7 mildly happy (feeling fairly good and somewhat cheerful)
6 slightly happy (just a bit above neutral)
5 neutral (not particularly happy or unhappy)
4 slightly unhappy (just a bit below neutral)
3 mildly unhappy (just a little low)
2 pretty unhappy (somewhat "blue", spirits down)
1 very unhappy (depressed, spirits very low)
0 extremely unhappy (utterly depressed, completely down)"
B: "Consider your emotions a moment further. On the average.
- What percent of the time do you feel happy?
- What percent of the time do you feel unhappy?
- What percent of the time do you feel neutral (neither happy
Make sure the three figures add-up to equal 100%".
- Question A : 0.- 10
- Question B : % happy
Summation : (A * 10 + B)/2
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