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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-AOL-g-mq-n-24-a
Focus:
Affect: Average Overall Level (A-AOL)
Time frame:
generally (g)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
numeric scale (n)
Scale Range:
24

Description

Selfreport on 4 questions:

How do you see yourself in general....?
A  'happy' to 'sad',
B  'elated' to 'depressed',
C  'tensed' to 'relaxed'
D  'satisfied' to 'dissatisfied'.

Scoring: each item scored on bi-polar 7 step numerical scale.
Summation: scores added; possible range 4-28

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Feather & O'Brien (1986): study AU 1980 School-leavers, Australia, followed 2 years,1980-1982 N = 5446
Mean
= 1132.000