Happiness measure, code: A-CP-g-rdp-v-5-a

Peer rating on the basis of two questions:

A. "Is S inclined to be ... most of the time?"
b optimistic and cheerful
a pessimistic and depressed

B. "Is she ... in mood?"
a steady
b fluctuating

Ss were classified as:
5 steadily optimistic
4 variable tending to optimism
3 indifferent or fluctuating
2 variable tending to pessimism
1 steadily pessimistic.
Focus, A-CP Affect: Cheerful Person
Time frame, g generally
Mode, rdp rating by peers
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 5
Used in studies
ReferenceMorgan et al. (1919): study US 1917
TitleAn Attempt to Test Moods or Temperaments of Cheerfulness and Depression by Directed Recall of Emotionally Toned Experiences.
PublicFemale students, college USA, 191?
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes