Happiness measure, code: A-BMc-cw-mq-v-4-b


Selfreport on 6 questions:

A number of statements that people have used to describe how they feel are given below. Read each one and circle the number that best describes how frequently that statement was true for you in the past seven days, including today. Some statements describe positive feelings and some describe negative feelings. You may have experienced both positive and negative feelings at different times in the past week.
A I felt dissatisfied with my life
B I felt happy
C I felt cheerless
D I felt pleased with the way I am
E I felt life was enjoyable
F I felt life was meaningless

Answer options:
0 never
1 rarely
2 sometimes
3 often

Negative affect score (NAS): A + C + F
Positive affect score (PAS): B + D + E
Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS - NAS

Name: Joseph's 'Short Depression-Happiness Scale' (SDHS)
  
Classification
Focus, A-BMc Affect: Balance: McGreal 'Depres-Happ'
Time frame, cw last week
Mode, mq multiple questions
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 4
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceJoseph et al. (2004): study GB 2002
TitleRapid Assessment of Well-Being: The Short Depression-Happiness Scale (SDHS).
Public16+ aged, general public, United Kingdom, 2002
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceLaukka (2007): study SE 2006
TitleUses of Music and Psychological Well-Being among the Elderly.
Public65-75 aged, Sweden, 2006
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceMaltby et al. (2005): study GB 2004
TitleForgiveness and Happiness. The Differing Contexts of Forgiveness using the Distinction between Hedonic and Eudaimonic Happiness.
PublicStudents, United Kingdom, 2005
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes