Happiness measure, code: A-BD2-md-mq-v-7-a

Selfreport of momentary mood on 8 questions:

Using the scale below, indicate how much you feel each of the emotions below. Put a number from 1 to 7 to accurately reflect how much you feel that emotion RIGHT NOW.
A worry
B affection
C anger
D joy
E sadness
F guilt
G contentment
H pride

1 not at all
7 extremely intense

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

Name: Diener's 'Affect Balance' DRM format
Focus, A-BD2 Affect: Balance (Diener's ABS)
Time frame, md last day
Mode, mq multiple questions
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 7
Used in studies
ReferenceOishi et al. (2007a): study US 2002
TitleThe Optimum Level of Well-Being. Can People Be Too Happy?
PublicStudents, University of Illinois, USA, 200?
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes