Happiness measure, code: A-BW-cy-mq-v-5-f


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 year?
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 year' version)
  
Classification
Focus, A-BW Affect: Balance (Watson et al PANAS)
Time frame, cy last year
Mode, mq multiple questions
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 5
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceMollenkopf & Kaspar (2005): study DE 2000
TitleAgeing in Rural Areas of East and West Germany: Increasing Similarities and Remaining Differences.
Public55+ aged, general public, rural areas, East and West Germany, 2000
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceOswald et al. (2007): study ZZ Europe 2002
TitleRelationships Between Housing and Healthy Aging in Very Old Age.
Public75-89 aged, living alone in urban districts, five European nations 2002-2004
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes