Happiness measure, code: A-AB-yd-mq-v-2-k


Selfreport on 6 questions

Did you yesterday
A: feel well-rested
B: smiled and laughed a lot
C: experienced enjoyment
D: experienced worry
E: felt sad
F: were depressed

Rated: Yes/No

Computation: Yes (A+B+C)- (E+F+G)Computation:
- Average % positive affect = (A+B+C)/3
- Average % negative affect = (D+E+F)/3
- Affect Balance = Average % positive affect - Average % negative affect

These questions do not measure hedonic level of affect of individual persons adequately, since yesterday's mood does not always correspond with typical average mood. Yet these questions can be used for measuring hedonic level in agregates, such as nations, since individual variations balance out in big samples.
  
Classification
Focus, A-AB Affect Affect Balance (various)
Time frame, yd yesterday
Mode, mq multiple questions
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 2
  
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