Happiness measure, code: A-BK-cm-mq-n-9-a

Selfreport on 20 questions

Over the past few week I have felt
A optimistic
B withdrawn
C enthusiastic
D good natured
E discontented
F confused
G confident
H tense
I understood
J insignificant
K satisfied
L lonely
M free-and-easy
N clear headed
O helpless
P impatient
Q usefull
R depressed
S loving
T hopeless

Rated: 1 not at all to 9 all the time

Computation: (A+C=D+G+I+K+M+N+Q+S) - (B+E+F+H+J+L+O+P+R+T)

Name: Kamman's Affectometer 2, 20 item ABS version
Focus, A-BK Affect: Balance (Kamman's index)
Time frame, cm last month, last few weeks
Mode, mq multiple questions
Scale type, n numeric scale Range = 9
Used in studies
ReferenceGilbert & Abdullah (2002): study GB 2000
TitleA Study of the Impact of the Expectation of a Holiday on an Individual 's Sense of Wellbeing.
PublicTourists, UK, 2000
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
ReferenceGilbert & Abdullah (2004): study GB 2001
TitleHolidaytaking and the Sense of Well-Being.
PublicHolidaymakers and controls, Guildford area, UK
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
ReferenceThekiso et al. (2013): study ZA ZA: North West 2010
TitlePsychological Well-Being, Physical Health, and the Quality of Life of a Group of Farm Workers in South Africa: the FLAGHStudy.
PublicFarm workers, North West Province of South Africa, 201?
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes