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


Selfreport on 18 questions:

How have things been going in the past few weeks? Please tick one of the two boxes for each of the questions below:
A Have you been anoyed with someone?
B Have you ever felt lonely or remote from people?
C Have you ever felt that things were going your way?
D Have you ever felt very worried
E Have you ever felt pleased because you've got friends?
F Have you ever been afraid of what might happen?
G Have you ever felt particularly excited or interested in something?
H Have you ever felt depressed or unhappy?
I Have you ever been full of energy?
J Have you ever felt really tired?
K Have you ever felt so restless that you could not sit long in a chair?
L Have you ever felt that you were really enjoying yourself?
M Have you ever felt really cheerfull?
N Have you ever felt like crying?
O Have you ever felt at the top of the world?
P Have you ever felt confident about the future?
Q Have you ever felt bored?
R Have you ever felt pleased about having accomplished something?

Rated:
0: no
1: yes

Computation: (C+E+G+I+L+M+O+P+R) - (A+B+D+F+H+J+K+N+Q)

Name: Bradburn's Affect Balance Scale: extended version
  
Classification
Focus, A-AB Affect Affect Balance (various)
Time frame, cm last month, last few weeks
Mode, mq multiple questions
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 2
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceAngrist (1974): study US 1974
TitleDimensions of Well-Being in Public Housing Families.
PublicPublic housing tenants, USA, 1974
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceCrandall & Putman (1980): study US Idaho 1975
TitleRelations between Measures of Social Interest and Psychological Well-Being.
PublicNon-teaching employees, university, Idaho, USA, 197?
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceDiener et al. (1991): study US 1989
TitleHappiness is the Frequency, not Intensity, of Positive versus Negative Affect.
PublicStudents , USA, 1989
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceDiener et al. (1991): study US 1989 /1
TitleHappiness is the Frequency, not Intensity, of Positive versus Negative Affect.
PublicStudents, USA, 1989
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceDiener et al. (1991): study US 1989 /2
TitleHappiness is the Frequency, not Intensity, of Positive versus Negative Affect.
PublicStudents, USA, 1989
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceFrench et al. (1995): study CA Ontario 1990
TitleGender Differences in Relating Life Events and Well-Being in Elderly Individuals.
PublicElderly people, Ontario, Canada, 1990
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceMiddleton & Byrd (1996): study US 1995
TitlePsychosocial Factors and Hospital Readmission Status of Older Persons with Cardiovascular Disease.
PublicHeart patients, USA, followed 90 days, 1995
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceOrden & Bradburn (1968): study US 1963
TitleDimensions of Marriage Happiness.
PublicMarried people,USA, metropolitan areas, 1963-1965
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes