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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

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

Description

Self report on 12 items.
In the past week, how often did you feel:

1. Disappointed
2. Relaxed
3. Happy
4. Depressed
5. Irritable
6. Bitter
7. Joyful
8. Sad
9. Comfortable
10. Excited
11. Content
12. Frightened

Rated
1 = rarely
2
3
4
5 = very often

PA = (2 + 3 + 7 + 9 + 10 + 11) / 5
NA = (1 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 8 + 12) / 5

Affact Balance AB = PA - NA

Chinese Affect Scale

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Ki (2009): study HK 2006 Health care professionals, Hong Kong, 2006 N = 161
Mean
= 1.100