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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-AB-cm-mq-v-4-d
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:
4

Description

Selfreport on 8 questions:

..how frequent one experienced in the past few weeks..
A happy
B satisfied
C contented
D cheerful
E sorry
F sad
G depressed
H dissatisfied

Rated  for applicability:
4 definitely
3  slightly
2  slightly not
1  definitely not

Summation: (A+B+C+D) - (E+F+G+H)

Name: Hedonic Tone (HT) subscale of UWIST mood adjective checklist (Mathews et. al. 1990)

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Tunney (2006): study GB 2001 Lottery winners and matched controls, Great Britain, 200? N = 34
Mean
= 9.700
Matthews et al. (1990): study GB 1986 Students and volunteers for a keyboard training program, UK, 1986-89 N = 388
Mean
= 26.300
SD
= 5.000
Nawijn (2011): study 2009 International tourists visiting the Netherlands, 2009 N = 466
Mean
= 3.650