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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
M-FH-g-sq-v-11-a
Focus:
Mixed: Feel Happy (M-FH)
Time frame:
generally (g)
Mode:
1 question (sq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
11

Description

Selfreport on single question:

Use the list below to answer the following question: IN GENERAL, HOW HAPPY OR UNHAPPY DO YOU USUALLY FEEL? Check the one statement that best describes your average happiness.
10  extremely happy (feeling ecstatic, joyous, fantastic!)
9    very happy (feeling really good and elated!)
8    pretty happy (spirits high, feeling good)
7    mildly happy (feeling fairly good and somewhat cheerful)
6    slightly happy ( just a bit above neutral)
5    neutral  (not particularly happy or unhappy)
4    slightly unhappy (just a bit below neutral)
3   mildly unhappy (just a bit low)
2    pretty unhappy (somewhat "blue", spirits down)
1    very unhappy ( depressed, spirits very low)
0    extremely unhappy (utterly depressed, completely down)

Name: Fordyce's overall happiness item, 11 step version

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Zubieta et al. (2012): study AR Buenos Aires 2007 University students, Argentina, 200? N = 696
Mean
= 7.010