Happiness measure, code: A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-a


Selfreport on 8 questions:

Did you experience the following feelings during A LOT OF THE DAY yesterday?
A enjoyment
B physical pain
C worry
D sadness
E boredom
F depression
G anger
H love

Rated: : 0: no 1: yes

Computation:
- Average % positive affect = (A+H)/2
- Average % negative affect = (B+C+D+E+F+G)/6
- Affect Balance = Average % positive affect - Average % negative affect

This question does not measure hedonic level of affect of individual persons adequately, since yesterday's mood does not always correspond with average mood in the last few weeks. Yet this question can be used for measuring hedonic level in agregates, such as nations, since individual variations balance out in big samples.
  
Classification
Focus, A-AB Affect Affect Balance (various)
Time frame, yd yesterday
Mode, mq multiple questions
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 2
  
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