Happiness measure, code: A-BB-u-mq-v-3-b


Selfreport on 8 questions:

"Here is a list that describes some of the ways people feel at different times. How often did you feel each of these ways?"

A very lonely or remote from people
B on the top of the world
C depressed or very unhappy
D particularly exited or interested in something
bored
F pleased about having accomplished something
G so restless that you could not sit long in a chair
H vaguely uneasy about something, without knowing why
I

Answer options:
0 never
1 sometimes
2 often

Summation:
Positive Affect Score (PAS): B+ D+ F
Negative Affect Score (NAS): A+ C+ E+ G+ H
Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS minus NAS

Possible range: -8 to +8

Name: Bradburn's `Affect Balance Scale' (shortened version)
  
Classification
Focus, A-BB Affect: Balance (Bradburn's 10 item inde
Time frame, u time unspecified
Mode, mq multiple questions
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 3
  
Used in studies