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


Selfreport on 10 questions

Did you experience the following feelings during A LOT OF THE DAY yesterday? How about..?
A enjoyment
B physical pain
C worry
D sadness
E stress
F anger

Did you yesterday..?
G feel well rested
H smile and laugh a lot
I learn or do something interesting
J were you treated with respect all day yesterday

Rated:
1: yes
0: no

Computation:
- Average % positive affect = (A+G+H+I+J)/5
- Average % negative affect = (B+C+D+E+F)/5
- 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
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceBurger & Veenhoven (2016): study EG 2009 /1
TitleTrend in level and dispersion of happiness in nations 2006-2015: Is there a difference between the affective and cognitive component?
Public15+ aged, general public, Egypt, 2009
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceBurger & Veenhoven (2016): study EG 2011 /1
TitleTrend in level and dispersion of happiness in nations 2006-2015: Is there a difference between the affective and cognitive component?
Public15+ aged, general public, Egypt, 2011
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceBurger & Veenhoven (2016): study HR 2009 /3
TitleTrend in level and dispersion of happiness in nations 2006-2015: Is there a difference between the affective and cognitive component?
Public15+ aged, general public, Croatia, 2009
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceBurger & Veenhoven (2016): study KG 2015
TitleTrend in level and dispersion of happiness in nations 2006-2015: Is there a difference between the affective and cognitive component?
Public15+ aged, general public, Kyrgyztan, 2015
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceBurger & Veenhoven (2016): study ZA 2013 /1
TitleTrend in level and dispersion of happiness in nations 2006-2015: Is there a difference between the affective and cognitive component?
Public15+ aged, general public, South Africa, 2013
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceBurger & Veenhoven (2016): study ZW 2015 /1
TitleTrend in level and dispersion of happiness in nations 2006-2015: Is there a difference between the affective and cognitive component?
Public15+ aged, general public, Zimbabwe, 2015
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no