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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-AB-g-mq-*-11-a
Focus:
Affect: Affect Balance (Various) (A-AB)
Time frame:
generally (g)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
Different rating scales combined (*)
Scale Range:
11

Description

Selfreport on 10 questions:

A  I am a nervous person
B  I get upset easily
C  I worry about a lot of things
     1  false
     2  mostly false
     3  more false than true
     4  more true than false
     5  mostly true
     6  true

D  Generally, I am happy
E   I laugh several times a day
F   My mood is generally cheerful
G  I do not find that I laugh often
H  I  I smile often
I    I do not laugh and smile at many things
J   I smile and laugh at a lot of things
    1  usually false
    2  more false than true
    3  more true than false
    4  usually true

Computation: ((D+E+F+H+H+I+J) x 1,5)/7 - (A+B+C)/3

D-J Items in Windle and Lerner (1986) scale of positive affect