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

Selfreport on 11 questions:

"During the past few weeks, did you ever feel.....?"
A angry
B bored
C could not get going
D depressed
E lonely
F too busy
G uneasy
H exited
I on top of the world
J pleased
K proud

Answer options and scoring:
- yes = 1
- no = 0

Positive Affect Score (PAS): summed scores on H, I, J, K
Negative Affect Score (NAS): summed scores A, B, C, D, E, F, G
Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS minus NAS

Possible range: -7 to +5

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
ReferenceLowenthal & Chiriboga (1973): study US 1969
TitleSocial Stress and Adaptation. Toward a Life-Course Perspective.
PublicPeople in transition, metropolis, USA, 1969
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
ReferenceNabi et al. (2008): study GB London 1985
TitlePositive and Negative Affect and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease: Whitehall 11 Prospective Cohort Study.
PublicEmployees of a firm, age 35-55, London, United Kingdom, 1985-1990
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes