Happiness measure, code: A-BB-cw-mq-v-3-a


Selfreport on 7 questions:

"During the last few weeks, how often did you feel.....?

A On top of the world
B
C
D
E
F Depressed or very unhappy
G

(Items not fully reported.)

Answer options;
0 never
1 sometimes
2 often

Summation:
Positive Affect Score (PAS): summed scores on 3 items
Negative Affect Score (NAS): summed scores on 4 items
Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS minus NAS

Possible range: - 8 to + 6

Name: Bradburn's `Affect Balance Scale' (adapted version)
  
Classification
Focus, A-BB Affect: Balance (Bradburn's 10 item inde
Time frame, cw last week
Mode, mq multiple questions
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 3
  
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