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


Selfreport on 2 questions:

Did you experience the following feelings during A LOT OF THE DAY yesterday?
A enjoyment
B depression

Rated: : 0: no 1: yes

Computation:
- Average % positive affect = A
- Average % negative affect = B
- Affect Balance = A-B


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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