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


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 generally feel this way, that is, how you feel on average?
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 ('in general' version)
  
Classification
Focus, A-BW Affect: Balance (Watson et al PANAS)
Time frame, g generally
Mode, mq multiple questions
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 5
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceDemir & Weitekamp (2007): study US 2007
TitleI am So Happy Cause Today I Found My Friend: Friendship and Personality as Predictors of Happiness.
PublicUniversity students, USA, 2007
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceGallagher & Vella-Brodrick (2007): study AU 2003
TitleSocial Support and Emotional Intelligence as Predictors of Subjective Well-Being.
Public18 - 80 aged, Victoria, Australia, 200?
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceGallagher & Vella-Brodrick (2007): study AU AU Victoria 2003
TitleSocial Support and Emotional Intelligence as Predictors of Subjective Well-Being.
Public267 adults, aged 18-80- years, Australia
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceNeto & DaConceicao Pinto (2015): study PT 2010
TitleSatisfaction with Love Life Across the Adult Life Span.
Public18+ aged, Lisbon area of Portugal, 201?
Findingsdistributional: no, 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
  
ReferenceWright et al. (2002): study US 1997
TitleWhen a Happy Worker is a Productive Worker: A Preliminary Examination of Three Models.
PublicPublic-sector managers, USA, 2002, followed 2 years
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceZhang et al. (2009): study CN 2009
TitleMeasuring Subjective Well-Being: A Comparison of China and the USA.
PublicUniverities students, China, 2009
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceZhang et al. (2009): study US 2009
TitleMeasuring Subjective Well-Being: A Comparison of China and the USA.
PublicUniteristy students, USA, 2009
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no