Happiness measure, code: A-BW-md-mq-v-5-b


Selfreport on 20 questions.

This scale consists of a number of words that describe different feelings and emotions. Read each item and mark the appropriate answer in the space next to that word. Indicate to what extend you felt this way today....?
A nervous
B distressed
C afraid
D jittery
E irritable
F upset
G scared
H exiled
I ashamed
J guilty
K hostile
L active
M determined
N inspired
O enthusiastic
P alert
Q attentive
R proud
S strong
T interested

Answer options:
1 very slightly or not at all
2 a little
3 moderately
4 quite a bit
5 extremely

Negative affect score (NAS): A to K
Positive affect score (PAS): L to T
Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS - NAS

Name: Watson et al's PANAS ('today' version)
  
Classification
Focus, A-BW Affect: Balance (Watson et al PANAS)
Time frame, md last day
Mode, mq multiple questions
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 5
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceBalatsky & Diener (1993): study RU 1990 /1
TitleSubjective Well-Being among Russian Students.
PublicStudents, Russia, 1990
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceWright & Staw (1999): study US 1994
TitleAffect and Favorable Work Outcomes: Two Longitudinal Tests of the Happy - Productive Worker Thesis.
PublicSocial welfare department employees, USA, 199?, followed 4 years
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceWright et al. (2004): study US 1998
TitleState and Trait Correlates of Job Performance: A Tale of Two Perspectives.
PublicSocial welfare counselors, USA, 199?
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceWright et al. (2004): study US 1999
TitleState and Trait Correlates of Job Performance: A Tale of Two Perspectives.
PublicPublic sector supervisory personel; USA; 199?
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no