Happiness measure, code: A-BW-cm-mq-v-5-f


Selfreport on 20 questions.

This scale consists of a number of words that describe different feelings and emotions. Read each item and mark the appropriate answer in the space next to that word. Indicate to what extend you felt this way during the past two week?:
A nervous
B distressed
C afraid
D jittery
E irritable
F upset
G scared
H exiled
I ashamed
J guilty
K hostile
L active
M determined
N inspired
O enthusiastic
P alert
Q attentive
R proud
S strong
T interested

Answer options:
1 very slightly or not at all
2 a little
3 moderately
4 quite a bit
5 extremely

Negative affect score (NAS): A to K
Positive affect score (PAS): L to T
Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS - NAS

Name: Watson et al's PANAS ('past 2 weeks' version)
  
Classification
Focus, A-BW Affect: Balance (Watson et al PANAS)
Time frame, cm last month, last few weeks
Mode, mq multiple questions
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 5
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceMcKnight-Hexdall & Huebner (2007): study US 2004 /1
TitleSubjective Well-Being in Pedriatic Oncology Patients.
PublicParents of oncology patients, USA, 2004-07
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceSuldo et al. (2014): study US Florida 2008
TitleIncreasing Middle School Studentsí Life Satisfaction: Efficacy of a Positive Psychology Group Intervention.
Public10-12 aged, participants in wellness program, USA, followed 6 months, 2008
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes