Happiness measure, code: M-AO-cm-mq-*-10-a


Selfreport on 25 questions

A Selfreport on life satisfaction on five questions
a In most ways my life is close to ideal
b The conditions of my life are excellent
c I am satisfied with my life
d So far, I have gotten the important things I want in life
e If I could live my life over, I would change nothing
Answers rated: 7 strongly agree ...1 strongly disagree
(Diener's Satisfaction With Life Scale, SWLS)

B Selfreport on mood on 20 questions
How much of each mood did you experience in the last month?
a nervous
b distressed
c afraid
d jittery
e irritable
f upset
g scared
h exiled
i ashamed
j guilty
k hostile
l active
m determined
n inspired
o enthusiastic
p alert
q attentive
r proud
s strong
t interested
Answered: 1 not at all 7 very frequently
(Watson's Positive And Negative Affect Scale PANAS)

Summation: First computation of z-scores of A (life-satisfaction), Ba-k (negative affect) and Bl-t (positive affect). Next zA + zBl-t -zBa-k

Answer options:
a 1 very slightly or not at all
b 2 a little
c 3 moderately
d 4 quite a bit
e 5 extremely

Negative affect score (NAS): A to K
Positive affect score (PAS): L to T
Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS - NAS

Name: Watson et al's PANAS ('past few weeks' version)
  
Classification
Focus, M-AO Mixed: Affect + Overall
Time frame, cm last month, last few weeks
Mode, mq multiple questions
Scale type, * Different rating scales combined Range = 10
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceSheldon & Elliot (1999): study US 1994
TitleGoal Striving, Need Satisfaction, and Longitudinal Well-Being: The Self-Concordance Model.
Public18+ aged, students USA, followed 3 months,199?
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceSheldon & Elliot (1999): study US 1994 /1
TitleGoal Striving, Need Satisfaction, and Longitudinal Well-Being: The Self-Concordance Model.
Public18+ aged, students USA, followed 3 months,199?
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceSheldon & Elliot (1999): study US 1994 /2
TitleGoal Striving, Need Satisfaction, and Longitudinal Well-Being: The Self-Concordance Model.
Public18+ aged, students followed 3 months, USA, 199?
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes