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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-TH-g-mq-th%-101-ab
Focus:
Affect: Time Happy (A-TH)
Time frame:
generally (g)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
time happy percent (th%)
Scale Range:
101

Description

Selfreport on three questions:

'On the average, what percentage of the time d you feel….…' (percentages must add up to 100%)
1  happy
2  unhappy
3  neutral

Name: Fordyce % happy scale
Variant: % unhappy

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Fordyce (1972): study US 1971 University students, USA, 1971 N = 86
Lee et al. (1999a): study ZZ East-West pairs 1997 Canadian and Korean university students. 1997 N = 388
Mean
= 19.440
SD
= 13.260
Smith et al. (1999): study US 1997 Undergraduate students, USA, 1999 N = 130
Goldwurm et al. (2003): study IT 2001 Participants in a happiness training, Italy, 2001 N = 80
Kasser & Ahuvia (2002): study SG 2000 Business students, Singapore, 2000 N = 92