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Happiness Measures

Measures of Happiness: A-AB-cw-mq-v-4-m

Characteristics

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

Description

Self report on 4 questions:

During the last week, how often did you feel
A  depressed
B  sad
C  happy
D  enjoyed life
E lonely
F could not get going
G sleep restless

Rated:
1  rarely or non of the time: less than one day
2  some or a little of the time; 1-2 days
3  occasionally a moderate amount of the time; 3-4 days
4  most or all of the time: 6-7 days

Computation: (C+D)/2 - (A+B+E+F+G)/5

Name: selected items items from the CES-D8

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Mean
Standard Deviation
Diwan et al. (2004): study US Atlanta, Georgia 1999 Elderly immigrants, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America, 1999 N =