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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-AB-yd-mq-n-7-b
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 10 questions on feeling during the past day

Respondents were asked to divide the previous day into episodes that lasted for between 20 minutes and 2 hours. Respondents next reported the intensity of 10 affects during each episode
A  impatient
B  competent/confident
C  tense/stressed
D  happy
E  depressed/blue
F  interested/focussed
G  affectionate/friendly
H  calm/ relaxed
I   irritated/angry

Rated
0  not at all
1
2
3
4
5
6 very much

Computation: (D+G+H)/3 - (A+C+E+ I)/4 weighted by duration

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Bucchianeri (2011): study US Ohio 2005 18+ aged, women, Columbus City, United States, 2005 N = 809