Happiness Measures


Affect: Affect Balance (Various) (A-AB)
Time frame:
last week (cw)
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:


Self report on 20 questions on experienced feelings in the past two weeks

A    Negative feelings rated yes/no
Aa  I felt that I could not shake of the blues, not even with the help of my family and friends
Ab  I felt depressed
Ac  I thought that my life was a failure
Ad  I felt fearful
Ae  I felt lonely
Af  I had crying spells
Ag  I felt sad
Ah  I was bothered by things that usually do nor bother me
Ai   I did not feel like eating, my appetite was poor
Aj   I had trouble on keeping my mind on what I was doing
Ak  I felt everything I did was an effort
Al   My sleep was restless
Am It seemed that I talked less than usual
An  People were unfriendly
Ao  I felt that people disliked me
Ap  I could not get going

B   Positive feelings rated 0-4
Ba  I felt that I was just as good as other people
Bb  I felt hopeful about the future
Bc  I felt happy
Bd  I enjoyed life

Computation: A -B

Name: Adjusted CES-D