Happiness measure, code: A-BBr-cw-mq-v-4-b


Selfreport on 2 questions:

"Please tell me how often you have felt this way during the past week...?"

A I enjoyed life
B I was happy

Answer options:
1 rarely or none of the time
2 some or a little of the time
3 occasionally or a moderate amount of time
4 most of the time

Summation: average score on A an B
  
Classification
Focus, A-BBr Affect: Balance (Brenner's index)
Time frame, cw last week
Mode, mq multiple questions
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 4
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceBrenner (1979): study US Washington County, Maryland 1971
TitleDepressed Affect as a Cause of Associated Somatic Problems.
Public18+ aged, general public, Washington County, USA, followed 1 to 12 months, 1971-1974
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes