Happiness measure, code: A-Bde-cw-mq-n-5-a


Selfreport on 40 question

..whether one had any of these feeling during the past week
(Full lead sentence not reported)

Positive affect dimensions (20 items)
A Joy
B Contentment
C Vigor
D Affection

Negative affect dimensions (20 items)
E Anxiety
F Depression
G Guilt
H Hostility

Rated
0 never
1
2
3
4 always

Computation:
Positive Affects Total (PTOT): A+B+C+D
Negative Affects Total (NTOT): E+F+G+H
Affects Balance Index (ABI) : PTOT-NTOT/PTOT

Name: Derogatis Affects Balance Scale DABS, (States Of Mind SOM ratio)
  
Classification
Focus, A-Bde Affect Balance (Derogatis)
Time frame, cw last week
Mode, mq multiple questions
Scale type, n numeric scale Range = 5
  
Used in studies