Happiness measure, code: A-TH-g-mq-th%-101-ab

Selfreport on three questions:

'On the average, what percentage of the time d you feel….…' (percentages must add up to 100%)
1 happy
2 unhappy
3 neutral

Name: Fordyce % happy scale
Variant: % unhappy
Focus, A-TH Affect: Time Happy
Time frame, g generally
Mode, mq multiple questions
Scale type, th% time happy percent Range = 101
Used in studies
ReferenceFordyce (1972): study US 1971
TitleHappiness, its Daily Variation and its Relation to Values.
PublicUniversity students, USA, 1971
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
ReferenceGoldwurm et al. (2003): study IT 2001
TitleImproving Subjective Well-Being for the Promotion of Health: The Milan Project.
PublicParticipants in a happiness training, Italy, 2001
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
ReferenceKasser & Ahuvia (2002): study SG 2000
TitleMaterialistic Values and Well-being in Business Students.
PublicBusiness students, Singapore, 2000
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
ReferenceLee et al. (1999a): study ZZ East-West pairs 1997
TitleWhat Makes You Happy?: A Comparison of Self-Reported Criteria of Happiness between Two Cultures.
PublicCanadian and Korean university students. 1997
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
ReferenceSmith et al. (1999): study US 1997
TitleDispositional Envy.
PublicUndergraduate students, USA, 1999
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes