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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-AB-cm-mq-v-3-a
Focus:
Affect: Affect Balance (Various) (A-AB)
Time frame:
last month, last few weeks (cm)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
3

Description

Self rating on 16 questions:

In the recent weeks, did you feel
A  Joyful
B  In good spirits
C  Contented
E  Enthusiastic
F  Relaxed
G  Happy
H  Confident
J  Cheerful
K  Short-tempered
L  Jealous
M  Anxious
N  Sad
O  Angry
P  Worried
Q  Gloomy
R  Aggressive

Rated:
0  never
1  sometimes
2  often

Summation: (A+B+C+D+E+F+G+H+J) - (K+L+M+N+O+P+Q+R)
Name: TACQOL Positive and Negative emotional functioning scales

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Verrips et al. (1999): study NL 1994 8-11 aged, children . The Netherlands, 199? N = 1159
Mean
= 2.000
Sturms et al. (2003): study NL 1999 8-15 aged, 3 year after a trafic accident, The Netherlands, 1999 N = 254
Mean
= 1.620
Spijkerboer et al. (2006): study NL 2006 Children treated for heart disease 8 years ago, Netherlands, 2006 N = 113
Mean
= 0.900