Happiness measure, code: A-Bde-c-mq-n-5-a

Selfreport on 40 items

Lead sentence and items not reported

Positive affect dimensions
A Joy
B Contentment
C Vigor
D affection

Negative affect dimensions
E Anxiety
F Depression
G Guilt
H Hostility

0 not at all
4 extremely

Positive Affects Total (PTOT): A+B+C+D
Negative Affects Total (NTOT): E+F+G+H
Affects Balance Index (ABI) : PTOT-NTOT/20

Name: Derogatis Affects Balance Scale, short (DBAS)
Focus, A-Bde Affect Balance (Derogatis)
Time frame, c currently (today, these days, presently)
Mode, mq multiple questions
Scale type, n numeric scale Range = 5
Used in studies
ReferenceDerogatis & Rutigliano (1996): study US 1991
TitleDerogatis Affects Balance Scale: DABS.
PublicStudents and mental patients, USA 199?
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
ReferenceDerogatis et al. (1979): study US 1976
TitlePsychological Coping Mechanisms and Survival Time in Metastatic Breast Cancer.
PublicCancer patients, followed 1 year, USA, 1976-1978
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes