Happiness measure, code: A-BB-cq-mq-v-3-a


Selfreport on 10 questions:

"During the past few months, have you ever felt.....
A Particularly exited or interested in something?
B So restless that you couldn't sit long in a chair?
C Proud because someone complimented you on something you had done?
D Very lonely or remote from other people?
E Pleased about having accomplished something?
F Bored?
G Depressed or very unhappy?
H That things were going your way?
I Upset because someone criticized you?

Answer options and scoring:
3 often
2 sometimes
1 never

Summation:
-Positive Affect Score (PAS): A+C+E+I
-Negative Affect Score (NAS): B+D+F+H+J
-Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS minus NAS
Possible range: -15 to +12
Name: Bradburn's 'Affect Balance Scale' (standard version)
  
Classification
Focus, A-BB Affect: Balance (Bradburn's 10 item inde
Time frame, cq last quarter
Mode, mq multiple questions
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 3
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceBeiser (1974): study CA 1963
TitleComponents and Correlates of Mental Well-Being.
Public18+ aged, general public, Stirling County, Canada, 1963-1968
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceGoldberg et al. (1980): study US Maryland 1971
TitlePsychosocial Factors and Blood Pressure.
Public18+ aged, general public, county, Maryland, USA 1971-1974
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceStephens (1988): study CA 1978
TitlePhysical Activity and Mental Health in the United States and Canada: Evidence from Four Population Surveys.
Public15+ aged, Canada, 1978-1979
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceStephens (1988): study CA 1981
TitlePhysical Activity and Mental Health in the United States and Canada: Evidence from Four Population Surveys.
Public15+ aged, Canada, 1981
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes