Happiness Measures

Measures of Happiness: M-AO-g-mq-v-5-a


Mixed: Affect + Overall (M-AO)
Time frame:
generally (g)
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:


Self report on 6 questions:

A  On the whole, how happy would you say you are?
B  On the whole, I think I am a quite happy person.
C  In general, how would you say you feel most of the time -in   
    good or in low spirits?
D  I get a lot of fun out of life.
E  I wish I could be as happy as others seem to be.
F  How often do you feel downcast and rejected?

Response options: not reported

The items of this scale were randomly distributed in the questionnaire.

Name: Rosen 'Depressive Affect Scale'

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Mean
Standard Deviation
Simmons et al. (1973): study US 1968 Public school pupils age 8-18, Baltimore, USA, 1968 N = 1988
Rosenberg (1962): study US 1960 High school pupils, New York, USA,1960 N = 1618
Simmons et al. (1977): study US 1972 /1 8-20 aged renal (ex-)patients and controls, USA, 1972-1973 N = 144
Simmons et al. (1977): study US 1970 /1 Kidney donors followed before and after donation, USA, 1970-1973 N = 133