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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-APA-yd-mq-n-7-a
Focus:
Affect: Average Particular Activities (A-APA)
Time frame:
yesterday (yd)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
numeric scale (n)
Scale Range:
7

Description

Selfreport on affect during yestedays activities (DRM)

Respondents first listed how many of 7 activities they did yesterday
- watching TV
- work or voluntering
- traveling, commuting
- taking care of health needs, e.g. doctor visits
- walking, excesing
- socializing
- running errands
They next rated the feelings experienced during these activities
a: happy
b; interested
c; content
d frustrated
e sad
f bored
0: did not experience the feeling at all
;
6 the feeling was extremely strong

Computation: (a+b+c) /3 -(d+e+f)/3

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Ryan et al. (2017): study US 2008 44-85 aged, followed 4 years before and after retirement, USA, 2008/12--2010/14 N = 716
Mean
= 3.200