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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-AOL-g-sq-v-3-b
Focus:
Affect: Average Overall Level (A-AOL)
Time frame:
generally (g)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
3

Description

Selfreport on single question :

"In general, how would you say you feel most of the time, in good spirits or in low spirits....?"
1  low
2  both
3  good

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Pierce & Clark (1973): study US 1962 60+ aged, psychiatric cases and controls, San Fransisco, USA, 1962 N = 435
Lowenthal & Boler (1965): study US 1962 60+aged, San Francisco, USA, 1962 N = 269