Happiness measure, code: A-BB-cy-mq-v-2-a


Selfreport on10 questions asked 4 times a year at 3 month intervals.

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

Scoring: yes = 1, no is = 0
Summation:
-Positive Affect Score (PAS): A+C+E+G+I
-Negative Affect Score (NAS): B+D+F+H+J
-Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS minus NAS
Possible: range: -5 to +5

Name: Bradburn's `Affect Balance Scale'
  
Classification
Focus, A-BB Affect: Balance (Bradburn's 10 item inde
Time frame, cy last year
Mode, mq multiple questions
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 2
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceCosta & McCrae (1980): study US 1965
TitleInfluence of Extraversion and Neuroticism on Subjective Well-Being: Happy and Unhappy People.
Public25-75 aged white males (largely veterans), followed 10 years, USA, 1965-76
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes