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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-AOL-g-sq-v-7-b
Focus:
Affect: Average Overall Level (A-AOL)
Time frame:
generally (g)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
7

Description

Selfreport on single question:

"Check one of the following groups of adjectives which best describes you."
7  full of deep joy, excitedly happy, enthusiastic, thrilled
6  cheerful, successful, optimistic, lighthearted
5  satisfied, comfortable, life goes smoothly, peaceful
4  contented at times and at other times discontented, life has
    both  favorable and unfavorable features
3  restless, impatient, uncertain, dull, cross, confined
2  anxious, irritated, discouraged, disappointed, discontented
1  gloomy, miserable, a failure, no pleasure in anything

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Symonds (1937): study US 1935 High school pupils and college students, USA, 193? N = 1651