Happiness measure, code: A-BW-c-mq-v-5-c


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 feel this way during the past few weeks:
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's PANAS ('past few days' version)
  
Classification
Focus, A-BW Affect: Balance (Watson et al PANAS)
Time frame, c currently (today, these days, presently)
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
  
ReferenceEryilmaz & Atak (2011): study TR Turkey Aegean 2009
TitleAilesiyle Yasayan Yaslilarda Mutuluk Modeli. ( A Model of Happiness for older Adults living with their Families.)
Public60-75 aged, Ankara,Turkey, 2009-2010
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceKuiper & Martin (1998a): study CA Ontario 1993
TitleSense of Humor, self-concept, and Psychological Well-Being in psychiatric Inpatients.
PublicPsychiatric patients, Ontario Canada, 199?
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes