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


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 fgeltthis way in the past 2 weeks.
A nervous
B stressed out
C afraid
D jumpy
E irritable
F upset
G scared
H exiled
I ashamed
J guilty
K angry
L active
M satisfied
N lively
O eager
P alert
Q paying good attention
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 (adapted version for children)
  
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
  
ReferenceJoiner et al. (1996): study US 1996
TitleTripartite Structure of Positive and Negative Affect, Depression, and Anxiety in Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Inpatients.
Public8-16 aged psychiatric inpatients, USA,1996
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no