Laxer (1964): study US 1960
- Laxer, R.M.
- Relation of Real Self-Rating to Mood and Blame and Their Interaction in Depression.
- Journal of Consulting Psychology, 1964, Vol. 28, 538 - 546
- Psychiatric patients, USA, 196?
- Survey name:
- Unnamed study
- Non-probability purposive sample
- N = 72
- Non Response:
- Interview: face-to-face
Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings
- Full text:
Selfreport on single question:
"......overall mood of the past day ......"
( full question not reported.)
10 Complete elation, rapturous joy and soaring ecstasy
9 Very elated and in very high spirits. Tremendous
delight and buoyancy
8 Elated and in high spirits
7 Feeling very good and cheerful
6 Feeling pretty good , "OK"
5 Feeling a little bit low. Just so-so
4 Spirits low and somewhat "blue"
3 Depressed and feeling very low.
2 Tremendously depressed.
Feeling terrible, really miserable, "just awful"
1 Utter depression and gloom. Completely down.
All is black and leaden. Wish it were all over.
Name: Wessman & Ricks' `Elation - Depression Scale'
- Author's label:
- Patients mood level
- Very low mood (4 or less): 33%, low mood (5) 26%, medium mood (6): 21%, high mood (7 or more): 37%
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