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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-AB-cw-mq-n-7-b
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

Selfreport on 9 questions

To what degree did you experience each of the following emotions over the past week?
A  worried/anxious
B  happy
C  frustrated
D  pleased
E  angry/hostile
F  enjoyment/fun
G  unhappy
H  joyful
I    depressed/blue

Rated:
0  not at all
1
2
3  somewhat
4
5
6  extremely

Computation: (A+C+E+G+I0/5 - (B+D+F+H)/4

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Brown & Kasser (2005): study US 2005 /1 18+ aged, voluntary simplify movers and controls, USA, 2005 N = 400
Mean
= 2.050
SD
= 1.820