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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-AB-cw-mq-v-5-e
Focus:
Affect: Affect Balance (Various) (A-AB)
Time frame:
last week (cw)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
5

Description

Self report on 20 items

Below are a number of words that describe different feelings and emotions. Please read each item
carefully and then circle the appropriate number next to that word. Indicate to what extent you have
felt this way lately. Please use the following scale to record your answers

0= NOT AT ALL
1= A LITTLE BIT
2= MODERATELY
3= QUITE A BIT
4=EXTREMELY

a. Wearied
b. Active
c. Worn out
d. Dynamic
e. Bright
f. Helpless
g. Hard-working
h. Feeble
i. Lively
j. Physically weak
k. Listless
l. Tired
m. Enterprising
n. Relaxed
o. Insecure
p. Sociable
q. Cheerful
r. Fatigued
s. Weakened
t. Self-confident

COMPUTE (b+d+e+g+i+m+n+p+q+t) - (a+c+f+h+j+k+l+o+r+s)

Global Mood Scale (GMS)
Scale range -40 to + 40

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Nyklícek & Kuijpers (2008): study NL 2005 Distressed adults, the Netherlands, 2005 N = 57
Mean
= -1.570