Happiness measure, code: A-BD2-m-mqr-n-7-a


Selfreport of momentary mood on 8 questions:

Using the scale below, indicate how much you feel each of the emotions below. Put a number from 1 to 7 to accurately reflect how much you feel that emotion RIGHT NOW.
A worry
B affection
C anger
D joy
E sadness
F guilt
G contentment
H pride

1 not at all
2
3
4
5
6
7 extremely intense

Computation: (B+D+G+H) - (A+C+E+F) / 8

Name: Diener's 'Affect Balance' ESM format
  
Classification
Focus, A-BD2 Affect: Balance (Diener's ABS)
Time frame, m momentary (now)
Mode, mqr multiple questions, repeated (number not reported)
Scale type, n numeric scale Range = 7
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceBiswas-Diener et al. (2005): study GL 2001
TitleMost People are Pretty Happy, but There is Cultural Variation:: The Inughuit, The Amish and the Maasai.
PublicAdult Inughuit, Greenland, 200?
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes