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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

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

Description

Selfreport on yesterday's activities using a diary format.

Nine affects were rated for each episode:
A  happy
B  warm, friendly
C  enjoying myself
D frustrated, annoyed
E  depressed, blue
F  hassled, pushed around
G  angry, hostile
H  worried, anxious
I   criticized, put down

Rating: 0 'not at all' to 6 'very much'

Computation: (A+B+C)/3  - (D+E+F+H+H+I)/6

Name: Kahneman's Net Affect
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List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Kahneman & Krueger (2006): study US 2004 Employed females, USA , 2004 N = 909