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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-TH-g-mq-th%-100-a
Focus:
Affect: Time Happy (A-TH)
Time frame:
generally (g)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
time happy percent (th%)
Scale Range:
100

Description

Selfreport on 3 questions:

"What percentage of the time would you say you are....?" (Percentages must add up to 100%)
1   happy
2   unhappy
3   neutral

Computation: Net Time Happy (NTH) % time happy - % time unhappy

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Diener et al. (1985): study US 1984 Adult, wealthy and controls (general population), USA, 1984 N = 111
Charness & Grosskopf (2001): study ES 1998 University students, Barcelona, Spain, 1998 N = 121
Fordyce (1977): study US 1972 Student participants in a happiness training, USA 197? N = 202
Fordyce (1983): study US 1980 /1 Student participants in a happiness training, USA 198? N = 98
Fordyce (1983): study US 1980 Student participants in a happiness training, USA 198? N = 71
Fordyce (1983): study US 1980 /2 Student participants in a happiness training, USA 198? N = 57