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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-CP-g-rdp-v-5-a
Focus:
Affect: Cheerful Person (A-CP)
Time frame:
generally (g)
Mode:
rating by peers (rdp)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
5

Description

Peer rating on the basis of two questions:

A. "Is S inclined to be ... most of the time?"
b  optimistic and cheerful
a  pessimistic and depressed

B. "Is she ... in mood?"
a  steady
b  fluctuating

Ss were classified as:
5 steadily optimistic
4  variable tending to optimism
3  indifferent or fluctuating
2  variable tending to pessimism
1  steadily pessimistic.

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Morgan et al. (1919): study US 1917 Female students, college USA, 191? N = 97