Happiness measure, code: A-BW-g-mq-v-5-b


Selfreport on 20 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 to what extend you felt this way in general?:
A nervous
B distressed
C afraid
D jittery
E irritable
F upset
G scared
H exiled
I ashamed
J guilty
K hostile
L active
M determined
N inspired
O enthusiastic
P alert
Q attentive
R proud
S strong
T interested

Answer options:
1 not at all
2 a little
3 moderately
4 quite a bit
5 extremely

Negative affect score (NAS): A to K
Positive affect score (PAS): L to T
Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS - NAS

Name: Watson et al's PANAS (in general version)
  
Classification
Focus, A-BW Affect: Balance (Watson et al PANAS)
Time frame, g generally
Mode, mq multiple questions
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 5
  
Used in studies
  
ReferenceChan (2013): study HK 2011
TitleCounting blessings versus misfortunes: positive interventions and subjective well-being of Chinese school teachers in Hong Kong
PublicSchool teachers, Hongkong, 2011
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes