Happiness measure, code: A-BW-cw-mq-v-5-d


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 during the past week?:
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 ('past week' version)
  
Classification
Focus, A-BW Affect: Balance (Watson et al PANAS)
Time frame, cw last week
Mode, mq multiple questions
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 5
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceSegrin et al. (2005): study US 2000
TitleDyadic Interdependence on Affect and Quality-of-Life Trajectories among Women with Breast Cancer and Their Partners.
PublicBreast cancer patients and partners, USA, 2000.
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceWright & Staw (1999): study US 1994 /1
TitleAffect and Favorable Work Outcomes: Two Longitudinal Tests of the Happy - Productive Worker Thesis.
PublicSocial services staff personel; USA, 199?, followed 1 year
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceZautra et al. (2005): study US 1999
TitlePositive Affect as a Source of Resilience for Women in Chronic Pain.
PublicFemale chronic pain patients, Arizona, USA, followed 10 weeks, 200?
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes