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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-AOL-g-sq-v-5-a
Focus:
Affect: Average Overall Level (A-AOL)
Time frame:
generally (g)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
5

Description

Selfreport on single question:

"In general, how would you say you feel most of the time - in good spirits or in low spirits....?"
5  very good spirits
4  fairly good spirits
3  neither good spirits nor low spirits
2  fairly low spirits
1  very low spirits.

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Brenner (1970): study US 1960 Highschool pupils, New York State, USA, 1960 N = 5204