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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-AB-cw-mq-n-4-c
Focus:
Affect: Affect Balance (Various) (A-AB)
Time frame:
last week (cw)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
numeric scale (n)
Scale Range:
4

Description

Selfreport on 13 questions

How often in the past week did you feel..
A  happy
B  you were as good as others
C  hopeful about the future
E  that you were enjoying life
F  that your life had been a failure
G  you could not shake off blues
H  depressed
I   that people were unfriendly
J  that people disliked you
K  had vrying spells
L  felt bothered about things

Rated
1
2
3
4
Scale labels not reported

Computation: (A+B+C+D)/4 - (E+F+G+H+I+J+K)/9

Selection from  Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D)