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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-AB-cq-mq-v-2-a
Focus:
Affect: Affect Balance (Various) (A-AB)
Time frame:
last quarter (cq)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
2

Description

Selfreport on 10 questions:

We would like to ask you some questions about how things have been going. Please answer 'yes' if a statement is true for you and 'no' if it does not apply to you. In the past months have you been feeling
A  On top of the world?
B  In high spirits
C  Particular content with your life?
D  Lucky?
E  Bored?
F  Very lonely or remote from other people?
G  Depressed or very unhappy?
H  Flustered because you didn't know what was expected  of you?
I  Bitter about the way your life has turned out?
J Generally satisfied with the way your life has turned out?

Scoring:
2  = yes
1 = don't know
0 = no

Computation: (A+B+C+D+J) - (E+F+G+H+I) + 10
MUNSH Affect Balance Scale

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Kozma & Stones (1980): study CA 1975 /1 Eldery, living in old age home,New Foundland, Canada, 197? N = 55
Milman (1998): study US 1993 50+ aged, before and after holiday trip, USA 199? N = 124
Mean
= 1.450