Happiness measure, code: A-BD2-cm-rdp-v-7-a

Peer rating of affect using 8 questions:

Using the scale below, indicate how much of the time during the PAST MONTH has X felt each emotion?
A affectionate
B joyful
C sad
D worried
E irritable
F guilty
G happy
H proud

1 never
2 slight amount (rare)
3 some of the time
4 about half the time
5 much of the time
6 almost always
7 always

Computation: (A+B+G+H)-(C+D+E+F) / 8

Name: Diener's 'Affect Balance'
Focus, A-BD2 Affect: Balance (Diener's ABS)
Time frame, cm last month, last few weeks
Mode, rdp rating by peers
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 7
Used in studies
ReferenceBiswas-Diener et al. (2005): study ZZ Developing nations 2001
TitleMost People are Pretty Happy, but There is Cultural Variation:: The Inughuit, The Amish and the Maasai.
PublicAdults in 3 non-industrial cultures, 200?
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes