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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-AB-mp-mqr-n-5-a
Focus:
Affect: Affect Balance (Various) (A-AB)
Time frame:
last part of day (mp)
Mode:
multiple questions, repeated (mqr)
Scale Type:
numeric scale (n)
Scale Range:
5

Description

Selfreport on 8 questions repeated every second day during 2 weeks:

..how frequent one experienced in the past half day..
A  happy
B  joyful
C  contented
D cheerful
E frustrated
F sad
G depressed
H dissatisfied

Rated 1: scarcely … 5: very frequently

Summation: (A+B+C+D) - (E+F+G+H)

Name: adapted from UWIST mood adjective checklist (Mathews et. al. 1990)

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Brunstein et al. (1998): study DE 1993 University students, Erlangen, Germany,199? N = 98
Mean
= 5.570
SD
= 3.650