Happiness measure, code: A-BB-cw-mq-v-2-a


Selfreport on 10 questions:

"During the past week, did you ever feel.....?"

A So restless that you could not sit long in a chair
B Proud, because someone had complimented you
C Very lonely or remote from people?
D Pleased about having accomplished something
E Bored
F On top of the world?
G Depressed
H That things were going your way?
I Upset because someone criticized you?
J Could not do anything, simply because you could not start?

Answer options and scoring:
- yes = 1
- no = 0

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

Possible range -6 to +4

Name: Bradburn's `Affect Balance Scale' (adapted version)
  
Classification
Focus, A-BB Affect: Balance (Bradburn's 10 item inde
Time frame, cw last week
Mode, mq multiple questions
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 2
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceGreaves-Otte et al. (1991): study NL 1990
TitleProblems at Social Re-Integration of Long-Term Cancer Survivors.
PublicEx-cancer patients, the Netherlands, 1987
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceHalman et al. (1987): study ZZ EU 10 1981
TitleTraditie, Secularisatie en Individualisering. (Tradition, Secularization and Individualisation- a Study into the Values of the Dutch within a European Context
Public18+ aged, general public, EU 10 nations, 1981
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
  
ReferenceNoelle-Neumann (1977a): study XZ Germany West 1973
TitlePolitik und Glück. (Politics and Happiness).
Public16+ aged, general public, West-Germany, 1973
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferencePalisi & Canning (1983): study ZZ Western nations 1977
TitleUrbanism and Social Psychological Well-Being: A Cross-Cultural Test of Three Theories.
PublicMales, metropolitan areas, England, USA, Australia, 1977-1980
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceToussaint & Friedman (2009): study US 2004
TitleForgiveness, Gratitude and Well-Being: The Mediating Role of Affect and Beliefs.
PublicPsychotherapy outpatients, Philadelphia, USA, 2004
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes