Happiness measure, code: A-BB-cw-mq-v-5-a


Selfreport on 10 questions:

"During the past weeks did you ever feel...?"

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

Response options: yes/no
If yes: "How often during the past week did you feel so?"
5 all the time
4 mostly
3 often
2 rarely
1 never
0 no

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

Possible range -50 to +50

Name: Bradburn's `Affect Balance Scale' (modified 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 = 5
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceCallan (1986): study AU 1986
TitleSingle Women, Voluntary Childlessness and Perception about Life and Marriage.
PublicAbout 20 aged single women Australia, 1986
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes