Happiness measure, code: A-BD3-g-rdv-v-7-a


Rating by family and peers of daily mood on 24 questions

'Please indicate how much of each emotion Ss felt today'
A LOVE
Aa Affection
Ab love
Ac caring
Ab fondness
B JOY
Ba joy
Bb happiness
Bc contentment
Bd pride
C FEAR
Ca fear
Cb worry
Cc anxiety
Cd nervous
D ANGER
Da anger
Db irritation
Dc disgust
Dd rage
E SHAME
Ea shame
Eb guilt
Ec regret
Ed embarrassment
F SADNES
Fa sadness
Fb loneliness
Fc unhappiness
Fd depression

Answer options:
1 not at all
2 very slight
3 somewhat
4 moderate amount
5 much
6 very much
7 extremely much
Options presented horizontally

Computation: average A+B minus average C+D+E+F
  
Classification
Focus, A-BD3 Affect Balance (Diener's 24 item index)
Time frame, g generally
Mode, rdv rating by various
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 7
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceDiener & Seligman (2002): study US 1997
TitleVery Happy People.
PublicUndergraduate students, US, 199?
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceDiener et al. (1995c): study US 1991
TitleThe Personality Structure of Affect.
PublicCollege students, USA, 1991-1992
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no