Happiness measure, code: A-AB-cw-mq-n-7-a

Self report on 19 questions:

How many days in the past week have you felt
A calm
B contented
C at ease
D happy
E exited
F overjoyed
G proud
H fearful
I anxious
J restless
K worried
L blue
M sad
N lonely
O outraged
P mad
Q angry
R ashamed
S embarrassed


Computation: (A+B+C+D+E+F+G)/7 - (H+I+J+K+L+M+N+O+P+Q+R+S)/12
Focus, A-AB Affect Affect Balance (various)
Time frame, cw last week
Mode, mq multiple questions
Scale type, n numeric scale Range = 7
Used in studies
ReferenceNathawat & Mathur (1993): study IN 1988
TitleMarital Adjustment and Subjective Well-Being in Indian-Educated Housewives and Working Women.
PublicEducated Indian Women age 22-52 , India, 1989
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
ReferenceSimon & Nath (2004): study US 1997
TitleGender and Emotion in the United States: Do Men and Women Differ in Self-Reports of Feelings and Expressive Behavior?
Public18+ aged, general public, United States, 1997
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no