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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-ASA-m-mq-v-3-a
Focus:
Affect: Average of Specific Affects (A-ASA)
Time frame:
momentary (now) (m)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
3

Description

Selfreport on 7 questions:

Below is a list of words describing moods and feelings. Indicate how each of these words applies to how you feel now.
A  Contented
B  Calm
C  Happy
D  Pleased
E  Satisfied
F  Cheerful
G  Good

Rating options (same for all items):
1  not at all
2  somewhat or slightly
3  mostly or generally

Name: Happiness subscale of Ryman et al (1974) Mood Questionnaire (MQ)

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Biersner et al. (1976): study US 1971 Navy recruits, USA, 1971 N = 1220
Ryman et al. (1974): study US 1970 Navy recruits, USA, 1971 N = 1140
Mean
= 12.700