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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-AB-cm-mq-v-6-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:
6

Description

Selfreport on 5 questions:

During the past month, how much of the time did you feel:
A  very nervous
B  so down in the dumps that nothing could cheer you up
C  calm and peaceful
D  downhearted and blue
E  happy

Response options:
6  all of the time
5  most of the time
4  a good bit of the time
3  some of the time
2  a little of the time
1  none of the time

Summation: (A+B+D)-(C+E)

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Hicks et al. (2004): study US 1997 18-54 aged, dialysed patients, USA,1997 N = 1392