Happiness measure, code: A-BM-c-mq-v-9-a


Selfreport on 65 questions

During the last few days, including today, did you feel:
A
Aa tense
Ab shaky
Ac panicky
Ad relaxed
Ae uneasy
Af restless
Ag nervous
Ah anxious
B
Ba unhappy
Bb sorry
Bc blue
Bd hopeless
Be unworthy
Bf discouraged
Bg lonely
Bh miserable
Bi gloomy
Bj desperate
Bk helpless
Bl worthless
Bm terrified
Bn guilty
C
Ca angry
Cb Peeved
Cc grouchy
Cd spiteful
Ce annoyed
Cf resentful
Cg bitter
Ch ready to fight
Ci rebellious
Cj deceived
Ck furious
Cn bad tempered
D
Da lively
Db active
Dc energetic
Dd cheerful
De alert
Df full of pep
Dg carefree
Dh vigorous
E
Ea worn out
Eb listless
Ec fatigued
Ed exhausted
Ee sluggish
Ef weary
Eg bushed
F
Fa confused
Fb unable to concentrate
Fc muddled
Fd bewildered
Fe efficient
Ff forgetful
Fg uncertain about things

Rating
0 not at all
1 a little
2 moderately
3 quite a bit
4 extremely

Computation: Average score on D minus average A+B+C+E+F. Positive and negative affect have equal weight in this balance score.

Name: McNear et al's Profile Of Moods Scale (POMS). The simple average score on this scale is not usable as an indicator of happiness, since it reflects mainly negative affect.
  
Classification
Focus, A-BM Affect Balance (McNear's POMS)
Time frame, c currently (today, these days, presently)
Mode, mq multiple questions
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 9
  
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