- Affect: Affect Balance (Various) (A-AB)
- Time frame:
- yesterday (yd)
- multiple questions (mq)
- Scale Type:
- verbal scale (v)
- Scale Range:
DescriptionSelf report on 7 questions:
Did you experience the following feeling during A LOT OF THE DAY yesterday?
B physical pain
Rated: : 0: no 1: yes
- Average % positive affect = (A+G)/2
- Average % negative affect = (B+C+D+E+F)/5
- 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 aggregates, such as nations, since individual variations balance out in big samples.