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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-AB-cw-mq-n-5-a
Focus:
Affect: Affect Balance (Various) (A-AB)
Time frame:
last week (cw)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
numeric scale (n)
Scale Range:
5

Description

Selfreport on 12 questions:

..how frequent one experienced moods in the past week..
A  happy
B  joyful
C  contented
D cheerful
E  pleasant
F  elated
G  frustrated
H  sad
I   depressed
J  dissatisfied
K  gloomy
L  dejected

Rated 1: scarcely … 5: very frequently

Summation: (A+B+C+D+ E+ F) - (G+H+I+J+K+L)

Name: adapted from UWIST mood adjective checklist (Mathews et. al. 1990)

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Brunstein et al. (1998): study DE 1993 /1 University students, Germany, 199?, followed 4 month N = 127
Mean
= 6.410
SD
= 6.880