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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-AB-mi-mq-n-7-a
Focus:
Affect: Affect Balance (Various) (A-AB)
Time frame:
last instant (mi)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
numeric scale (n)
Scale Range:
7

Description

Selfreport on 19 questions repeated 5 times a day

Degree to which one feel emotion at the moment (Full text of lead phrase not reported)
A  happiness
B  joy
C  contentment
D  excitement
E  pride
F  accomplishment
G  interest
H  amusement
I   anger
J  sadness
K  fear
L  disgust
M  guilt
N  embarrassment
O  shame
P  anxiety
Q  irritation
R  frustration
S  boredom

Rated
1  not at all
2
3
4
5
6
7 extremely

Computation: (A+B+C+D+E+F+G+H)/8 -(I+J+K+L+M+N+O+P+Q+R+S)/11

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Hershfield et al. (2013): study US San Francisco, California 1994 18+ aged, general public, San Francisco, California, United States, followed 10 years, 1994-2005 N = 312
Mean
= 1.960
Hershfield et al. (2013): study US San Francisco, California 1994 /1 Adults, San Francisco Bay Area, USA, followed 10 years 1994-2005. N = 184
Mean
= 1.960
SD
= 0.790