- Affect: Affect Balance (Various) (A-AB)
- Time frame:
- yesterday (yd)
- multiple questions (mq)
- Scale Type:
- verbal scale (v)
- Scale Range:
DescriptionSelfreport on 4 questions:
Did you experience the following feeling during A LOT OF THE DAY yesterday?
Now please think about YESTERDAY, from the morning until the end of the day. Think of where you were, what you were doing and how you felt.
D Did you smile or laugh a lot yesterday?
Rated: : 0: no 1: yes
- Average % positive affect = (A+D)/2
- Average % negative affect = (B+C)/2
- Affect Balance = Average % positive affect - Average % negative affect
These questions do not measure hedonic level of affect of individual persons adequately, since yesterday's mood does not always correspond with typical average mood. Yet these questions can be used for measuring hedonic level in agregates, such as nations, since individual variations balance out in big samples.