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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-AB-c-mq-n-6-a
Focus:
Affect: Affect Balance (Various) (A-AB)
Time frame:
currently (today, these days, presently) (c)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
numeric scale (n)
Scale Range:
6

Description

Selfreport on 10 questions

… shortterm affective states ( lead item not reported)
A  happy
B  joyful
C  enjoyment/fun
E  pleased
F  enthusiastic
G  angry
H  depressed/blue
I  anxious
J  frustrated
K  unhappy

Rated: 1 not at all to 6 extremely so

Computation: (A+B+C+D+F)/5 - (G+H+I+J+K)/5

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Rhoads & Raymond (1981): study US Arizona 1979 Adults, Phoenix, Arizona, USA,1979 N = 547