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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

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

Description

Selfreport on single question:

Now thinking about today, how would you describe your mood, has it been ..?
1  very bad
2  somewhat bad
3  good nor bad
4  somewhat good
5  very good

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Gillespie (2001): study US 2001 18+ aged, general public, United States, 2001 N = 1004
Mean
= 4.172
SD
= 0.932
Gallup (2008): study US 2003 /1 18+ aged, general public, United States, 2003 N = 1003
Mean
= 3.971
SD
= 1.052
Gallup (2008): study US 2003 18+ aged, general public, United States, 2003 N = 1000
Mean
= 4.250
SD
= 0.900
Gallup (2008): study US 2002 18+ aged, general public, United States, 2002 N = 1014
Mean
= 4.189
SD
= 0.938
Gallup (2008): study US 2001 /4 18+ aged, general public, United States, 2001 N = 1003
Mean
= 4.196
SD
= 0.942
Gallup (2008): study US 2001 /1 18+ aged, general public, United States, 2001 N = 1006
Mean
= 4.053
SD
= 0.977
Gallup (2008): study US 2001 18+ aged, general public, United States, 2001 N = 2001
Mean
= 4.196
SD
= 0.942