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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-CA-mh-ri-v-2-a
Focus:
Affect: Cheerful Appearance (A-CA)
Time frame:
last hour (mh)
Mode:
rating by interviewer (ri)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
2

Description

Interviewer-rating of cheerful appearance on 8 aspects

A  The look is
     2)  open
     1)  evasive
     -    impossible to say
B  The corners of the mouth turn
     2)  up
     1)  down  
     -    impossible to say
C  The posture is
     2)  relaxed, at ease
     1)  rather tense
     -    impossible to say
D  The movements are
     2)  relaxed, at ease
     1)  limited, withdrawn
     -    impossible to say
E   The eyes are
     2)  big, open
     1)  small, screw up
     -    impossible to say
F   The elbows are kept
     2)  not close to the body
     1)  close to the body
     -    impossible to say
G   The lips are more
      2)  broad, full
      1)  thin, pent up
      -    impossible to say
H   All in all the subject looks
      2) quite cheerful
      1)  not very cheerful
      -    difficult to say

Scoring: sum of aspect ratings

Name: `Allensbacher Ausdruckstest'

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Noelle-Neumann (1977a): study XZ Germany West 1976 /3 Carowners, followed 1 year, West-Germany, 1976-77 N = 1084
Noelle-Neumann (1977a): study XZ Germany West 1973 /1 16+ aged, general public, West-Germany, 1973 N = 2035
Mean
= 1.950
Noelle-Neumann (1977a): study XZ Germany West 1976 /7 16+ aged, general public, West-Germany, 1976 N = 30397
Noelle-Neumann (1977a): study XZ Germany West 1976 /8 16-29 aged and persioners, West-Germany, 1976 N = 926
Noelle-Neumann (1977a): study XZ Germany West 1973 /2 16+ aged, general public, West-Germany, 1973 N = 2024
Noelle-Neumann (1977a): study XZ Germany West 1973 /3 Working people, West-Germany, 1973 N = 704
Noelle-Neumann (1977a): study XZ Germany West 1973 /4 16+ aged, general public, West-Germany, 1973 N = 1041
Noelle-Neumann (1977a): study XZ Germany West 1976 16+ aged, general public, West-Germany, 1976 N = 7965
Noelle-Neumann (1977a): study XZ Germany West 1973 16+ aged, general public, West-Germany, 1973 N = 1041
Noelle-Neumann (1977a): study XZ Germany West 1975 /1 16+ aged, general public, West-Germany, 1975 N = 8309
Noelle-Neumann (1974): study XZ Germany West 1973 16+ aged, general public, West-Germany, 1972 N = 2000