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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-ARE-md-mq-th%-100-a
Focus:
Affect: Average Repeated Overall Estimate (A-ARE)
Time frame:
last day (md)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
time happy percent (th%)
Scale Range:
100

Description

Selfreport on three questions: answered every evening before retiring during 3 weeks:
A  what percentage of the time you were awake today did you feel happy?
B  what percentage did you feel unhappy?
C  what percentage did you feel neither happy nor unhappy

Respondents were told that the three percentages should add up to equal 100%.

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Kammann & Flett (1983a): study NZ 1980 /3 18+ aged, general public, New Zealand, 198? N = 118