Happiness measure, code: A-BW-c-mq-v-5-a


Selfreport on 10 questions.

This scale consists of a number of words that describe different feelings and emotions. Read each item and mark the appropriate answer in the space next to that word. Indicate how often you feel this way in the present.
A upset
B hostile
C alert
D ashamed
E inspired
F nervous
G determined
H attentive
I afraid
J active

Answer options:
1 never
2
3
4
5 always


Computation: (C=E+G+H+J)/5 - (A+B+D+F+I)/5

Name: Watson et al's PANAS, International short form I-PANAS-SF
  
Classification
Focus, A-BW Affect: Balance (Watson et al PANAS)
Time frame, c currently (today, these days, presently)
Mode, mq multiple questions
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 5
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceParks et al. (2012): study US 2006
TitlePursuing Happiness in Everyday Life: The Characteristics and Behaviors of Online Happiness Seekers.
PublicUsers self-help website, USA, 2006-07
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no