Happiness Measures

Measures of Happiness: A-CP-g-rdp-ro-7-a


Affect: Cheerful Person (A-CP)
Time frame:
generally (g)
rating by peers (rdp)
Scale Type:
rank-order of subjects (ro)
Scale Range:


Peer rating on single question (based on contact during 6 months):

Rater instruction: "personal qualities are named and briefly annotated in this schedule. If you have any doubt as to the meaning of any of them, please ask me (investigator)
2. In the columns under each subject's name, place one of the marks for each of the qualities specified (+3, +2, +1, 0, -1, -2, -3) To avoid errors, please put the + sign as well as the -

'General tendency to be 'cheerful' (as opposed to being depressed and low spirited)
+3  very high compared to average
+2  distinctly above average
+1  slightly above average
  0  average
-1  slightly below average
-2  distinctly below average
-3  lowest as compared to average

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Mean
Standard Deviation
Webb (1915): study GB 1912 Male college students, England, 1912 N =