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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-AB-cw-mq-v-4-c
Focus:
Affect: Affect Balance (Various) (A-AB)
Time frame:
last week (cw)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
4

Description

Selfreport on 15 questions:

I wil now read a list of the ways you may have felt during the past week. Using this card, please tell me how much of the time during the past week..?
A  you felt depressed
B  you felt that everything you did was an effort
C  you felt that your sleep was restless
D  you felt happy
E  you felt lonely
F  you felt you enjoyed life
G  you felt sad
H  you felt you could not get going
I  you had a lot of energy
J  you felt anxious
K  you felt tired
L  you were absorbed in what you were doing
M  you felt calm and peaceful
N  you felt bored
O  you felt really rested when you woke up in the morning

Rated
1  none or almost none of the time
2  some of the time
3  most of the time
4  all or almost all of the time

Computation: (A+B+C+E+G+H+J+K+N)/9  -  (D+F+I+L+M+O)/6

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics ESS homepage (2006): study BE 2006 16+ aged, general public, Belgium, 2006 N = 1798
Mean
= 1.080
SD
= 0.790
ESS homepage (2006): study BG 2006 16+ aged, general public, Bulgaria, 2006 N = 1400
Mean
= 0.710
SD
= 0.820
ESS homepage (2006): study CY 2006 16+ aged, general public, Cyprus, 2006 N = 995
Mean
= 0.930
SD
= 0.730
ESS homepage (2006): study DK 2006 16+ aged, general public, Denmark, 2006 N = 1505
Mean
= 1.390
SD
= 0.710
ESS homepage (2006): study EE 2006 16+ aged, general public, Estonia, 2006 N = 1517
Mean
= 0.940
SD
= 0.770
ESS homepage (2006): study FI 2006 16+ aged, general public, Finland, 2006 N = 1896
Mean
= 1.140
SD
= 0.700
ESS homepage (2006): study FR 2006 16+ aged, general public, France, 2006 N = 1986
Mean
= 1.060
SD
= 0.810
ESS homepage (2006): study DE 2006 16+ aged, general public, Germany, 2006 N = 2916
Mean
= 1.170
SD
= 0.710
ESS homepage (2006): study NO 2006 16+ aged, general public, Norway, 2006 N = 1750
Mean
= 1.310
SD
= 0.660
ESS homepage (2006): study PL 2006 16+ aged, general public, Poland, 2006 N = 1721
Mean
= 0.880
SD
= 0.850
ESS homepage (2006): study PT 2006 16+ aged, general public, Portugal, 2006 N = 2222
Mean
= 0.700
SD
= 0.800
ESS homepage (2006): study SK 2006 16+ aged, general public, Slovakia, 2006 N = 1766
Mean
= 0.810
SD
= 0.800
ESS homepage (2006): study ES 2006 16+ aged, general public, Spain, 2006 N = 1876
Mean
= 0.920
SD
= 0.760
ESS homepage (2006): study SI 2006 16+ aged, general public, Slovenia, 2006 N = 1476
Mean
= 1.070
SD
= 0.740
ESS homepage (2006): study SE 2006 16+ aged, general public, Sweden, 2006 N = 1927
Mean
= 1.080
SD
= 0.770
ESS homepage (2006): study CH 2006 16+ aged, general public, Switzerland, 2006 N = 1804
Mean
= 1.330
SD
= 0.710
ESS homepage (2006): study GB 2006 16+ aged, general public, United Kingdom, 2006 N = 2394
Mean
= 0.970
SD
= 0.770
ESS homepage (2006): study HU 2006 16+ aged, general public, Hungary, 2006 N = 1518
Mean
= 0.770
SD
= 0.830
ESS homepage (2006): study RO 2006 16+ aged, general public, Romania, 2006 N = 1849
Mean
= 0.770
SD
= 0.790
ESS homepage (2006): study RU 2006 16+ aged, general public, Russia, 2006 N = 2437
Mean
= 0.640
SD
= 0.780
Tshokey (2012): study BT Bumthang 2010 15+ aged, general public, Bumthang region, Bhutan, 2010 N = 385
Mean
= 0.650
SD
= 0.840