Happiness measure, code: A-BBr-g-mq-v-5-a


Selfreport on 3 questions:

A. "How often do you feel that you are really enjoying life? Would you say:
5 very often,
4 fairly often,
3 occasionally,
2 rarely,
1 never."

B. "How often do you feel downcast or dejected?
Would you say:
1 very often,
2 fairly often,
3 occasionally,
4 rarely
5 never.

C. "In general how would you say you feel most of the time? Would you say:
5 very good spirits,
4 fairly good spirits,
3 neither good spirits nor low spirits,
2 fairly low spirits,
1 very low spirits.

Summation: average A , B and C

Name: Brenner's `Three component Quality of Affect Scale'
  
Classification
Focus, A-BBr Affect: Balance (Brenner's index)
Time frame, g generally
Mode, mq multiple questions
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 5
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceBrenner (1975a): study US Washington County, Maryland 1973
TitleQuality of Affect and Self-Evaluated Happiness.
Public18+ aged, general public, Washington County, Maryland, USA, 1973-1974
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no