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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

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

Description

Selfreport on 7 questions, repeated 15 times during 2 month (experience sampling)

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


Summation: average over 2 months.

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

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Rahe et al. (1971): study US 1969 Military trainees, followed 2 month, Navy, USA, 197? N = 20
Rahe et al. (1976): study US 1971 Navy recruits, followed 4 weeks, USA, 197? N = 117
Mean
= 1.890