Happiness measure, code: A-BW-g-mq-v-2-a


Selfreport on 50 questions:

Below is a list of words and phrases. Check every term which you believe could fairly be applied to yourself in prevalent attitudes. (yes/no)

A Enthusiastic
B Morbid
C Disappointed
D Distressed
E Cheerful
F Prosperous
G Frivolous
H Troubled
I Annoyed
J Calm
K Miserable
L Thrilled
M Irritable
N Buoyant
O Joyful
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AX

The total list contained fifty adjectives, half positive and half negative

Scoring:
yes = +1
no = -1

Summation: number of happy traits mentioned minus number of unhappy traits mentioned.

Possible range: - 50 to + 50
  
Classification
Focus, A-BW Affect: Balance (Watson et al PANAS)
Time frame, g generally
Mode, mq multiple questions
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 2
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceWatson (1930): study US 1928
TitleHappiness Among Adult Students of Education.
PublicGraduate students of education (teachers), Columbia University, USA, 192?
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes