Happiness measure, code: A-AB-cm-mq-v-4-aa


Selfreport on 8 questions:

..how frequent one experienced in the past few weeks..
A happy
B satisfied
C contented
D cheerful
E sorry
F sad
G depressed
H dissatisfied

Rated for applicability:
4 definitively
3 slightly
2 slightly not
1 definitively not

Summation: (A+B+C+D) - (E+F+G+H)

Name: Hedonic Tone (HT) subscale of UWIST mood adjective checklist (Mathews et. al. 1990)
  
Classification
Focus, A-AB Affect Affect Balance (various)
Time frame, cm last month, last few weeks
Mode, mq multiple questions
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 4
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceMatthews et al. (1990): study GB 1986
TitleRefining the Measurement of Mood: The UWIST Mood Adjective Checklist.
PublicStudents and volunteers for a keyboard training program, UK, 1986-89
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceNawijn (2011): study 2009
TitleDeterminants of Daily Happiness on Vacation.
PublicInternational tourists visiting the Netherlands, 2009
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceTunney (2006): study GB 2001
TitleThe Effects of Winning the Lottery on Happiness, Life Satisfaction, and Mood.
PublicLottery winners and matched controls, Great Britain, 200?
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes