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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-AB-md-mqr-v-5-a
Focus:
Affect: Affect Balance (Various) (A-AB)
Time frame:
last day (md)
Mode:
multiple questions, repeated (mqr)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
5

Description

Selfreport  on 30 questions repeated  14 days

To what extent did you feel today,,
A interested
B distressed
C excited
D alert
E irritable
F sad
G stressed
H ashamed
I happy
J grateful
K tired
L upset
O strong
P nervous
Q guilty
R joyful
S determined
T thankful
U calm
V  attentive
X  forgiving
Y hostile
Z energetic
Aa hopeful
Ab enthusiastic
Ac active
Ad afraid
Ae,proud
Af appreciative
Ag angry

Rated
1 not at all
2
3
4
5 very much

Computation:  (A+C+D+I+G+J+O+R+S+T+U+V+X+Z+Aa+Ab+Ac+AF)/17 - (B+E+F+G+H_+K+L+P+Q+Y+Ad+AG)/13

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Kerr et al. (2015): study AU Queensland 2012 Psycho-therapy clients on waiting list, Australia, 2012 N = 48
Mean
= 0.500
Emmons & McCullough (2003): study US 1998 Students, participating in a gratitude excercise, USA, 1998 N = 166