Happiness measure, code: A-AB-cw-mq-th%-101-a


Selfreport on 12 questions:

..how much of the time you remember to have experienced these moods in the past week (during which respondents participated in experience sampling).
A happy
B joyful
C contented
D cheerful
E pleasant
F elated
G frustrated
H sad
I depressed
J dissatisfied
K gloomy
L dejected

Rated: % of the time experienced

Summation: (A+B+C+D+ E+ F) - (G+H+I+J+K+L)

Name: adapted from UWIST mood adjective checklist (Mathews et. al. 1990)
  
Classification
Focus, A-AB Affect Affect Balance (various)
Time frame, cw last week
Mode, mq multiple questions
Scale type, th% time happy percent Range = 101
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceScollon et al. (2009): study US Texas 2009
TitleThe Role of Ideal Affect in the Experience and Memory of Emotions.
PublicStudents, Texas, USA, 2009
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes