Happiness measure, code: A-AB-yd-mqr-n-11-a


Selfrating of feeling during activities in previous day

Respondents listed activities of the previous day in a standard diary and next rated how the had felt during each of these activities on the following aspects:
A Letgargic, dull
B Enjoying myself
C Insecure, anxious
D Happy
E Frustrated, anoyed
F Relaxed
G Stressed
H Comfortable, at ease

Each rated:
0 not at all
.
.
10 very much

Computation: (B+D+F+H)/4 - (A+C+E+G)/4

Name: Day Reconstruction Method (DRM), Net Affect
  
Classification
Focus, A-AB Affect Affect Balance (various)
Time frame, yd yesterday
Mode, mqr multiple questions, repeated (number not reported)
Scale type, n numeric scale Range = 11
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceKnabe et al. (2009): study DE 2008
TitleDissatisfied with Life, but Having a Good Day: Time-Use and Well-Being of the Unemployed.
PublicFulltime employed and long-term unemployed, Germany, 2008
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes