Happiness measure, code: A-BB-cm-mq-v-6-a


Self report on 8 questions

A Have you been under or felt you were under any strain, stress or pressure during the past month?
B Have you been anxious, worried, or upset during the past month?
C Have you been feeling emotionally stable and sure of yourself, during the past month?
D How relaxed or tense have you been during the past month?
E How depressed or cheerful have you been, during the past month?
F How have you been feeling in general during the past month?
G How happy, satisfied or pleased have you been with your personal life, during the past month?
H How much energy, pep, vitality have you felt, during the past month?

Rating: 0-5 scale with verbally labeled response options

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

Name: Shortened General Wellbeing Schedule (GWB)
  
Classification
Focus, A-BB Affect: Balance (Bradburn's 10 item inde
Time frame, cm last month, last few weeks
Mode, mq multiple questions
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 6
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceCosta et al. (1987a): study US 1971
TitleLongitudinal Analyses of Psychological Well-Being in a National Sample: Stability of Mean Levels.
Public25-74 aged, USA, followed 9 years, 1971-1984
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceCosta et al. (1987a): study US 1971 /1
TitleLongitudinal Analyses of Psychological Well-Being in a National Sample: Stability of Mean Levels.
Public25-74 aged, USA, samples in 1971-75 and 1981-84
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceDiener et al. (1993): study US 1971
TitleThe Relationship between Income and Subjective Well-Being: Relative or Absolute?
Public25-74 aged general public, United States, 1971-1984
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes