Happiness measure, code: A-BW-cm-mq-v-5-e


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 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:
a 1 very slightly or not at all
b 2 a little
c 3 moderately
d 4 quite a bit
e 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 few weeks' version)
  
Classification
Focus, A-BW Affect: Balance (Watson et al PANAS)
Time frame, cm last month, last few weeks
Mode, mq multiple questions
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 5
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceDemir et al. (2007): study US 2007
TitleLooking to HappyTomorrows with Friends: Best and Close Friendships as They Predict Happiness.
Public18+ aged, university students, USA
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceIsaacowitz & Smith (2003): study DE Berlin 1990
TitlePositive and Negative Affect in Very Old Age.
Public70-100+aged, Germany, 1990-1993.
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceKunzmann et al. (2000): study DE Berlin 1990
TitleIs Age-Related Stability of Subjective Well-Being a Paradox? Cross-Selection and Longitudinal Evidence from the Berlin Aging Study.
Public70-103 aged, Germany, 1990-1993
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceSteverink & Lindenberg (2006): study NL 2001
TitleWhich Social Needs are Important for Subjective Well-Being? What Happens to Them with Aging?
Public65+aged, Netherlands, 2001
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no