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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-AOL-g-*-v-4-a
Focus:
Affect: Average Overall Level (A-AOL)
Time frame:
generally (g)
Mode:
Multiple observations (*)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
4

Description

Selfreport + 3 peer ratings, on same single question:

A. Selfreport: Each subject was asked to judge herself using one of four terms. (Precise lead item not reported)

B. Peer ratings: The judgments of three friends were obtained using the terms.

Response options:
4  steadily cheerful
3  variable tending to cheerfulness
2  variable tending to depression
1  steadily depressed

Summation: a + b/2

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Washburn et al. (1926): study US 1924 Female students, cheerful and depressed, USA, 192? N = 123
Washburn et al. (1925): study US 1923 Female students, cheerful and depressed, USA, 192? N = 67