Happiness measure, code: A-BMc-cw-mq-v-4-a


Selfreport on 25 questions:

A number of statements that people have used to describe how they feel are given below. Read each one and circle the number that best describes how frequently that statement was true for you in the past seven days, including today. Some statements describe positive feelings and some describe negative feelings. You may have experienced both positive and negative feelings at different times in the past week.
A I felt sad
B I felt I had failed as a person
C I felt dissatisfied with my life
D I felt mentally alert
E I felt disappointed with myself
F I felt cheerful
G I felt life wasn't worth living
H I felt satisfied with my life
I I felt healthy
J I felt life crying
K I felt I had been successful
L I felt happy
M I felt I couldn't make decisions
N I felt unattractive
O I felt optimistic about the future
P I felt life was rewording
Q I felt cheerless
R I felt life has a purpose
S I felt too tired to do anything
T I felt pleased with the way I am
U I felt lethargic
V I found it easy to make decisions
W I felt life was enjoyable
X I felt life was meaningless
Y I felt run down

Answer options:
0 never
1 rarely
2 sometimes
3 often

Negative affect score (NAS): A, B, C, E, G, J, M, N, Q, S, U, X, Y.
Positive affect score (PAS): D, F, H, I, K, L, O, P, R, T, V, W.
Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS - NAS + 39

Name: McGreal & Joseph 'Depression-Happiness Scale' (DHS)
  
Classification
Focus, A-BMc Affect: Balance: McGreal 'Depres-Happ'
Time frame, cw last week
Mode, mq multiple questions
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 4
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceCammock et al. (1994): study GB 1994
TitlePersonality Correlates of Scores on the Depression-Happiness Scale.
PublicStudents, UK, 1994
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceFabricatore et al. (2000): study US 1995
TitlePersonal Spirituality as a Moderator of the Relationship between Stressors and Subjective Well-Being.
PublicStudents, religious affiliated college, USA, 199?
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceJoseph & Lewis (1998): study GB 1996
TitleThe Depression-Happiness Scale: Reliability and Validity of a Bipolar Self-Report Scale.
Public18+ students, Ulster, UK, 1995
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceJoseph et al. (1996): study GB 1995
TitleConvergent Validity of the Depression - Happiness Scale with Measures of Depression.
Public18-48-aged students, Ulster, 1995
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceLewis & Joseph (1996): study GB 1994
TitleConvergent Validity of the Depression-Happiness Scale with the Crown-Crisp Experiental Index.
PublicUniversity Students, UK, 1994
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceLewis & Joseph (1996a): study GB 1993
TitleConvergent Validity of the Depression-Happiness Scale with Measures of Happiness and Satisfaction with Life.
PublicStudents, Northern Ireland, 1993
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceLewis & Joseph (1997): study GB Northern Ireland 1993
TitleThe Depression-Happiness Scale: A Measure of a State or Trait? Test-Retest Data over Two Years.
PublicFemale university students, Northern Ireland, followed 2 years, 1993-1995
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceLewis (2002): study GB 2000
TitleChurch Attendance and Happiness among Northern Irish Undergraduate Students: No Association.
PublicUniversity students of Ulster, Northern Ireland. 2000
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceLewis et al. (1997): study GB 1995
TitleReligiosity and Happiness: No Evidence for an Association among Undergraduates.
PublicUniversity students, Northern Ireland, 1995.
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceLewis et al. (1997): study GB 1995 /1
TitleReligiosity and Happiness: No Evidence for an Association among Undergraduates.
PublicUniversity students, Great Britan, 1995
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceLewis et al. (1999a): study GB 1999
TitlePreliminary Normative Data on the Depression Happiness Scale for a Mildly Depressed Group.
PublicStudents, Northern Ireland and England, 1999
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceLewis et al. (2000a): study GB 1998
TitleReligion and Happiness: Still no Association.
PublicAnglican priest and church members, North England, 1998
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceLewis et al. (2001): study GB 1999
TitleConvergent Validity of the Depression-Happiness Scale with the Memorial University of NewFoundland Scale of Happiness.
PublicUniversity Students, Northern Ireland, 1999
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes