Happiness measure, code: A-BB-cw-mq-v-4-b

Selfreport on 8 questions:

"During the past week, did you ever feel.....?"
A Particularly interested in or excited about something
B Pleased about having accomplished something
C On top of the world
D Pity for some people you know
E Helpless, with no control over situations
F Bored
G Vaguely uneasy about something without knowing why
H Angry about something that usually wouldn't bother you

Rating options:
0 never
1 once
2 several times
3 often

Summation: Factorially derived clusters:
A+B+C+D (Enhancement)
E+F+G+H (Discomfort)
Affect Balance Score: Enhancement minus Discomfort.

Possible range: + 16 to - 16

Name: Bradburn's `Affect Balance scale' (modified version)
Focus, A-BB Affect: Balance (Bradburn's 8 item index
Time frame, cw last week
Mode, mq multiple questions
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 4
Used in studies
ReferenceBulatao (1973): study PH Manila 1972
TitleMeasures of Happiness among Manila Residents.
Public21+ aged, general public, Metro Manila, Philippines, 1972
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
ReferenceChiriboga (1975): study US 1969
TitlePerceptions of Well-Being.
PublicPeople in transition, metropolis, USA, 1969
Findingsdistributional: no, correlational: yes
ReferencePalmore (1981): study US 1968
TitleSocial Patterns in Normal Aging: Findings From the Duke Longitudinal Study.
Public46+ aged whites, North Carolina, USA, followed from 1968 to 1976.
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes