Happiness measure, code: A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-c


Selfreport on 10 questions:

During the past few weeks, did you ever feel ....? (yes/no)
B So restless that you couldn't sit long in a chair?
C Proud because someone complimented you on something
you had done?
D Very lonely or remote from other people?
E Pleased about having accomplished something?
F Bored?
G On top of the world?
H Depressed or very unhappy?
I That things were going your way?
J Upset because someone criticized you?

Answer options and scoring:
yes = 1
no = 0
Summation:
-Positive Affect Score (PAS): AC+E+G+I
-Negative Affect Score (NAS): B+D+F+H+J
-Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS minus NAS
Possible range: -5 to +4

Name: Bradburn's 'Affect Balance Scale' (adjusted version 'exited/interested' item dropped)
  
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 = 2
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceMatlin (1966): study PR 1963
TitleThe Demography of Happiness.
Public20+ aged, general public, Puerto Rico, 1963-1964
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceSudman (1967): study US 1964
TitleReducing the Cost of Surveys.
PublicAdults, general public, USA, 1964
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceSudman (1967): study US 1964 /1
TitleReducing the Cost of Surveys.
PublicAdults, general public, USA, 1964
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes