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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