Happiness measure, code: A-BF-cw-mq-v-5-b


Self report on 20 items

During the past week, how often did you did you feel:
a. Angry/irritated/annoyed
b. Sad/downhearted/unhappy
c. Scared/fearful/afraid
d.Disgust/distaste/revulsion
e. Contemptuous/scornful/disdainful
f. Embarrassed/self-conscious/blushing
g. Repentant/gulty/blameworthy
h. Ashamed/humilated/disgraced

i. Grateful/appreciative/thankful
j. Interested/alert/curious
k. Love/closeness/trust
l. Amused/fun-loving/silly
m. Glad/happy/joyful
n. Hopefil/optimistic/encouraged
o. Sexual/desiring/flirtatious
p. Proud/confident/self-assured
q. Content/serene/peaceful
r. Awe/wonder/amazement

Each scored
0 = never
1
2
3
4 = most of the time

Negative Affect = reversed scores (a+b+c+d+e+f+g+h)/8
Positive Affect = (i+j+k+l+m+n+o+p+q+r)/10
Affect Balance = (NA + PA)/2
  
Classification
Focus, A-BF Affect: Balance (Fredrickson Differential Emotion Scale
Time frame, cw last week
Mode, mq multiple questions
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 5
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceNelson et al. (2014): study KR 2009
TitleBeyond Self-Protection: Self-Affirmation Benefits Hedonic and Eudaimonic Well-Being.
PublicStudent participants in a self-affirmation training and controls, South Korea, 200?
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
  
ReferenceNelson et al. (2014): study US 2009
TitleBeyond Self-Protection: Self-Affirmation Benefits Hedonic and Eudaimonic Well-Being.
PublicStudents participanting in a well-being training and controls, USA 200?
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes