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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-AB-?-mq-v-2-a
Focus:
Affect: Affect Balance (Various) (A-AB)
Time frame:
time frame not reported (?)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
2

Description

Self report on 26 items. (text of items not reported)
13 items positive affect
13 items negative affect
1 = yes
0 = no
Compute Affect Balance: (sum positive items = yes) minus (sum negative items = yes)
Affect Balance Scale Bradburn, 26 item version

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Hobdy et al. (2007): study US Texas 2006 Empty nest and job-loss adults, USA, 2006 N = 276
Mean
= -1.950