Happiness measure, code: A-BB-u-mq-v-3-c


Selfreport on 8 questions:

"Here is a list that describes some of the ways people feel at different times. How often do you feel each of these ways?"

A Very lonely or remote from other people
B Depressed or very unhappy
C Bored
D So restless you couldn't sit long in a chair
E Vaguely uneasy about something without knowing why
F On top of the world
G Particularly excited or interested in something
H Pleased about having accomplished something

Answer options:
0 never
1 sometimes
2 often

Summation:
Positive Affect Score (PAS): summed scores on F, G, H
Negative Affect Score (NAS): summed scores on A, B, C, D, E
Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS minus NAS

Possible range -10 to +9

Name: Bradburn's `Affect Balance Scale' (modified version)
  
Classification
Focus, A-BB Affect: Balance (Bradburn's 10 item inde
Time frame, u time unspecified
Mode, mq multiple questions
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 3
  
Used in studies
  
ReferencePesznecker & McNell (1975): study US Washington 1970
TitleRelationship among Health Habits, Social Assets, Psychologic Well-Being, Life Change and Alterations in Health Status.
Public18+ aged, general public, Renton, Washington, USA, 197?
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes