Happiness measure, code: A-BD2-cm-mq-v-7-a


Selfreport on 8 questions:

Using the scale below, indicate how often you feel each of the emotions below. Put a number from 1 to 7 to accurately reflect how much of the time when you are awake you feel that emotion. How much of the time during the PAST MONTH have you felt each emotion?
A fear
B affection
C anger
D joy
E sadness
F guilt
G contentment
H pride

1 never
2 slight amount (rare)
3 some of the time
4 about half the time
5 much of the time
6 almost always
7 always

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

Name: Diener's 'Affect Balance
  
Classification
Focus, A-BD2 Affect: Balance (Diener's ABS)
Time frame, cm last month, last few weeks
Mode, mq multiple questions
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 7
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceDiener et al. (2002a): study ZZ World samples 1994
TitleLooking Up and Looking Down: Weighting Good and Bad Information in Life Satisfaction Judgments.
PublicCollege students, 41 nations, 1994
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceSchimmack et al. (2002a): study ZZ 1997
TitleCulture, Personality, and Subjective Well-Being: Integrating Process Models of Life Satisfaction.
PublicStudents in Germany; Japan; Mexico, USA and Teachers in Ghana, 1997
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceSuh et al. (1998): study ZZ World samples 1995
TitleThe Shifting Basis of Life Satisfaction Judgments across Cultures: Emotions versus Norms.
PublicCollege students, 40 countries, 1995-1996
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no