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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-AB-cw-mq-nv-7-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:
7

Description

Self report on 12 items
During the past few days, I felt:

a. disappointed
b. sad
c. anxious
d. worried
e. sluggish
f. exhausted
g. satisfied
h. happy
i. confident
j. hopeful
k. active
l. energetic

Rated
0 = strongly disagree
1
2
3
4
5
6 = strongly agree

Positive affect (PA) = (g+h+i+j+k+l)/6
Negative affect (NA) = (a+b+c+d+e+f)/6
Affect balance AB = PA-NA

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Allemand et al. (2013): study CH 2010 Elderly people with a serious and unresolved interpersonal transgression, Switzerland, 2010 N = 78
Mean
= 2.550