Happiness measure, code: A-BD2-cm-mq-v-7-c


Selfreport of momentary mood on 6 questions:

Using the scale below, indicate how much of the time during the PAST MONTH have you felt each emotion?
A affectionate
B joyful
C angerous
D sad
E worried
F guilty

1 never
2 slight amount (rare)
3 some of the time
4 about half the time
5 much of the time
6 almost always
7 always

Computation: (A+B)/2 - (C+D+E+F)/4

Name: Diener's 'Affect Balance'
  
Classification
Focus, A-BD2 Affect: Balance (Diener's ABS)
Time frame, cm last month, last few weeks
Mode, mq multiple questions
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 7
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceBiswas-Diener & Diener (2006): study ZZ East-West pairs 2005
TitleThe Subjective-Well-Being of the Homeless, and Lessons for Happiness.
PublicHomeless people, Calcutta (India), Fresno & Portland (USA), 200?
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes