Happiness measure, code: A-BD1-md-mq-v-7-a


Selfreport of daily mood on 9 questions

'Please indicate how much of each emotion you felt today
A happy
B depressed, blue
C joyful
D pleased
E frustrated
F angry, hostile
G enjoyment, fun
H worried, anxious
I unhappy

Answer options:
1 not at all
2 very slight
3 somewhat
4 moderate amount
5 much
6 very much
7 extremely much
Options presented horizontally

Computation: (A+C+D+G)-(B+E+F+H+I)

Name: Diener's 'Daily Mood scale'
  
Classification
Focus, A-BD1 Affect: Balance (Diener's 8 item index)
Time frame, md last day
Mode, mq multiple questions
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 7
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceRiis et al. (2005): study US 2003
TitleIgnoranc of Hedonic Adaptation to Hemodialysis: A Study Using Ecological Momentary Assessment.
PublicHemodialysis patients and controls, USA, 2003
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceSheldon & Kasser (1998): study US 1998
TitlePursuing Personal Goals: Skills Enable Progress, but not all Progress is Benefical.
PublicStudents, USA, 1998
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceYardley & Rice (1991): study US 1988
TitleThe Relationship between Mood and Subjective Well-Being.
PublicUniversity students, State University of New York at Buffalo, followed 10 weeks, 198?
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes