Happiness measure, code: A-BB-cw-mq-v-4-c


Selfreport on 8 questions:

" In the past few weeks did you ever feel.....?"
A Pleased about having accomplished something
B Upset because someone critized you
C Proud because someone complimented you one something you had done
D That things are going your way
E So restless you couldn't sit long in a chair
F Unhappy or depressed
G Particularly interested in something
H Lonely and remote from other people

Response options:
0 not at all
1 sometimes
2 often
3 very often

Scoring: a = 0..........d = 3

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

Name: Bradburn's Affect Balance Scale (variant)
  
Classification
Focus, A-BB Affect: Balance (Bradburn's 10 item inde
Time frame, cw last week
Mode, mq multiple questions
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 4
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceOrmel (1980): study NL 1970
TitleMoeite met Leven of een Moeilijk Leven. (Difficulties with Living or a Difficult Life).
Public15-60 aged, general public, followed 12 month, The Netherlands, 1967-77
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceThurnher (1974): study US 1969
TitleGoals, Values, and Life Evaluations at The PreRetirement Stage.
Public55+ aged, people in transition, United States, 196?
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes