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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-AB-cw-mq-n-7-a
Focus:
Affect: Affect Balance (Various) (A-AB)
Time frame:
last week (cw)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
numeric scale (n)
Scale Range:
7

Description

Self report on 19 questions:

How many days in the past week have you felt
A  calm
B  contented
C  at ease
D  happy
E  excited
F  overjoyed
G  proud
H  fearful
I   anxious
J  restless
K  worried
L  blue
M sad
N  lonely
O  outraged
P  mad
Q  angry
R  ashamed
S  embarrassed

Rated
1
;
7

Computation: (A+B+C+D+E+F+G)/7 - (H+I+J+K+L+M+N+O+P+Q+R+S)/12

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Nathawat & Mathur (1993): study IN 1988 Educated Indian Women age 22-52 , India, 1989 N = 400
Mean
= 1.750
Simon & Nath (2004): study US 1997 18+ aged, general public, United States, 1997 N = 2904
Mean
= 9.600