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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-AB-cw-mq-v-4-cb
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 11 questions

How often in the past week did you feel..
A  happy
B  that you were as good as others
C  hopeful about the future
D  that you were enjoying life
E  that your life had been a failure
F  you could not shake off the blues
G  depressed
H  had crying spells
I   sad
J lonely
K fearful

Rated
0 rately or none of the time (0-1 day)
1 some or a little of the time (1-2 days)
2 occasionally or a moderate amount of the time (3-4 days)
3 most or all or the time (5-7 days)
3
4

Computation: (A+B+C+D)/4 - (E+F+G+H+I+J+K)/7

Selection from  Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D)