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


Selfreport on 8 questions.

"During the past week, did you ever feel.....?"
A very lonely
B restless
C bored
D depressed
E on top of the world
F exited or interested
G pleased about accomplishment
H proud

Answer options:
1 never
2 once
3 several times
4 often

Summation:
-Positive Affect Score (PAS): E+F+G+H
-Negative Affect Score (NAS): A+B+C+D
-Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS-NAS+13

Name: Bradburn's Affect Balance Scale (modified version)
  
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
  
ReferenceChiriboga & Cutler (1977): study US 1977
TitleStress Responses among Divorcing Men and Women.
PublicRecently divorced, California, USA,1977
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceChiriboga & Lowenthal (1971): study US 1969
TitlePsychological Correlates of Perceived Well-being.
PublicPeople in transition, metropolis, USA, 1969
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceChiriboga (1977): study US 1974
TitleLife Event Weighting Systems: A Comparative Analysis.
PublicPeople in transition, metropolis, USA, 1974
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceChiriboga (1989): study US 1969
TitleStress and Loss in Middle Age.
PublicPeople in transition, followed 4 years, metropolis, USA, 1969-1980
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceLowenthal et al. (1975): study US 1969
TitleFour Stages of Life. A Comparative Study of Women and Men Facing Transition.
PublicPeople in transition, metropolis,USA, 1969
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceThurnher (1983): study US 1969
TitleTurning Points and Developmental Change: Subjective and 'Objective' Assessments.
PublicPeople in transition, followed 8 years, Metropolis USA, 1969-77
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes