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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-ARE-md-sqr-v-7-a
Focus:
Affect: Average Repeated Overall Estimate (A-ARE)
Time frame:
last day (md)
Mode:
1 question, repeated (sqr)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
7

Description

Selfreport on single question, asked twice with an interval of 16 days.

"Consider your experience during the past 24 hours, being as objective and matter-of-fact as possible. Estimate honestly the prevailing or dominant level of your mood, and put a cross through the term which most accurately describes your prevailing feeling".
7  highly elated
6  moderately cheerful
5  mildly cheerful
4  indifferent
3  wildly depressed
2  moderately depressed
1  extremely gloomy


Summation: Average of 32 scores.

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Young (1937a): study US 1934 College students, psychology course, USA, 1934-35 N = 180
Young (1937a): study US 1934 /1 College students, psychology course, USA, 1934-35 N = 56
Young (1937a): study US 1934 /2 College students, psychol. course,, USA, 1934-35 N = 236
Young (1937): study US 1934 College students, psychol. course, USA, 1934-35 N = 34
Zelenski & Larsen (2000): study US 1995 University students, USA, followed 28 days, 199? N = 82
Mean
= 2.920
SD
= 1.010