Happiness measure, code: A-BB-u-mq-v-3-e


Selfreport on 8 questions:

Here is a list that describes some of the ways people feel at different times. How often do you feel each of these ways?
A On top of the world
B Very lonely or remote from other people
C Particularly excited or interested in something
D Pleased about having accomplished something
E Bored
F Depressed or very unhappy
G So restless that you could not sit long in a chair
H Vaguely uneasy about something without knowing why

Reponse options:
0 never
1 sometimes
3 often

Scoring:
PA = A+C+D (range 0-9)
NA = B+E+F+G+H (range 0-15)
ABS = PA-NA (range 1-7)

Name: Index of Psychological Wellbeing
  
Classification
Focus, A-BB Affect: Balance (Bradburn's 10 item inde
Time frame, u time unspecified
Mode, mq multiple questions
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 3
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceWright & Bonett (1993): study US 1988
TitleMental Health and Work Performance: Results of a Longitudinal Field Study.
PublicHuman services personel; USA; followed for 2 years, 198?
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceWright & Bonett (1997): study US 1996
TitleThe Role of Pleasantness and Activation-Based Well-Being in Performance Prediction.
PublicCriminal justice staff personnel; USA; followed 2 years, 199?
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceWright & Staw (1999): study US 1994
TitleAffect and Favorable Work Outcomes: Two Longitudinal Tests of the Happy - Productive Worker Thesis.
PublicSocial welfare department employees, USA, 199?, followed 4 years
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceWright & Staw (1999): study US 1994 /1
TitleAffect and Favorable Work Outcomes: Two Longitudinal Tests of the Happy - Productive Worker Thesis.
PublicSocial services staff personel; USA, 199?, followed 1 year
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceWright et al. (2002): study US 1997
TitleWhen a Happy Worker is a Productive Worker: A Preliminary Examination of Three Models.
PublicPublic-sector managers, USA, 2002, followed 2 years
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceWright et al. (2004): study US 1998
TitleState and Trait Correlates of Job Performance: A Tale of Two Perspectives.
PublicSocial welfare counselors, USA, 199?
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceWright et al. (2004): study US 1999
TitleState and Trait Correlates of Job Performance: A Tale of Two Perspectives.
PublicPublic sector supervisory personel; USA; 199?
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes