Sending Checkbox Status

Trying to send checkbox state to PHP page using Ajax. I am able to send he value of the element but I also need to send the state of the button that will determine if the data is added or deleted from the database. Here is what I have.

 $(document).on('click', '.favorite-resource-checkbox', function(){  
            var resourceValues = $( this ).val();
		    var user = "<?php echo $user_id; ?>";
	 		var id = $(this).attr('id');
                data:{value: resourceValues , user: user},  

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Michelle JacksonAsked:
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Chris StanyonWebDevCommented:
You can use the following method:

var checked = ( $(this).is(':checked') ) ? true : false;

and then just add it to your data

data:{value: resourceValues , user: user, checked : checked },

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Chris StanyonWebDevCommented:
Actually, you don't even need the ternary operator if you just want to send true / false:

var checked = $(this).is(':checked');
Julian HansenCommented:
Actually this.checked will do just fine.

You don't need to wrap in a jQuery object and then use .is - the checked property is set on the HTML Node.
Michelle JacksonAuthor Commented:
Thank you all three solutions worked.
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