- Adults, general public, 30 countries, 1974-1999
- N = 44098
- Non Response:
- not reported
- Questionnaire: paper
- Authors's label
- Affect Balance
- Our Classification
- Bradburn's(1965) Affect Balance Scale
Selfreport on 10 questions:
"During the past few weeks, did you ever feel ....?" (yes/no)
A Particularly exited or interested in something?
B So restless that you couldn't sit long in a chair?
C Proud because someone complimented you on something
you had done?
D Very lonely or remote from other people?
E Pleased about having accomplished something?
G On top of the world?
H Depressed or very unhappy?
I That things were going your way?
J Upset because someone criticized you?
Answer options and scoring:
yes = 1
no = 0
-Positive Affect Score (PAS): A+C+E+G+I
-Negative Affect Score (NAS): B+D+F+H+J
-Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS minus NAS