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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-CA-mh-ri-v-2-b
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 cheerfulness:

Alltogether the respondent looks.....
2  quite cheerful
1  not too cheerful
-   difficult to say

Part of the 8 item Allensbacher Ausdr├╝cktest which also involves ratings of cheerful appearance in: look, mouth, posture, movements, eyes, elbows and lips. This general rating is the last item in the test.

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Noelle-Neumann (1977a): study XZ Germany West 1976 /2 14+ aged, general public, West-Germany, 1976 N = 7965
Noelle-Neumann (1977a): study XZ Germany West 1975 /1 16+ aged, general public, West-Germany, 1975 N = 8309
Noelle-Neumann (1977a): study XZ Germany West 1976 /4 16-29 aged and pensioners, West-Germany, 1976 N = 855
Noelle-Neumann (1977a): study XZ Germany West 1976 /5 16-29 aged and pensioners, West-Germany, 1976 N = 890
Noelle-Neumann (1977a): study XZ Germany West 1974 Adults, general public, West-Germany, 1974 N = 2029
Noelle-Neumann (1977a): study XZ Germany West 1973 /5 Working people, middle and lower professions, West-Germany, 1973 N = 1528
Noelle-Neumann (1977a): study XZ Germany West 1975 /2 Employed persons: middle and lower professions, West-Germany, 1975 N = 881
Noelle-Neumann (1977a): study XZ Germany West 1976 /6 Employed persons, West-Germany, 1976 N = 2118
Noelle-Neumann (1977a): study XZ Germany West 1975 /3 16+ aged, general public, West-Germany, 1975 N = 2028
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 /6 16+ aged, general public, West-Germany, 1973 N = 1041
Noelle-Neumann (1980a): study XZ Germany West 1979 Adults, general public, West Germany, 1979 N = 0