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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-ARE-mi-sqr-n-7-a
Focus:
Affect: Average Repeated Overall Estimate (A-ARE)
Time frame:
last instant (mi)
Mode:
1 question, repeated (sqr)
Scale Type:
numeric scale (n)
Scale Range:
7

Description

Selfreport on single question repeated several times a day.

" .. mood .."
Full lead question not reported
7  happy
6
5
4
3
2
1  sad

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Larson (1989): study US 1984 Lower-middle class employees, Chicago-area, USA, 198? N = 107
Mean
= 5.050
SD
= 0.650
Larson (1989): study US 1984 /1 Retired inhabitants of middle-sized Ontario metropolitan, USA, 198? N = 92
Mean
= 5.740
SD
= 0.770
Larson (1989): study US 1984 /2 Adolescents suburban Chicago high school, USA, followed 2 years, 198?-8? N = 75
Mean
= 5.040
SD
= 0.530
Barge-Schaapveld et al. (1997): study NL 1992 Patients, Maastricht, The Netherlands, 199? N = 328
Mean
= 3.710
Csikszentmihalyi & Hunter (2003): study US 1998 Teenagers, USA, 199? N = 828