- Affect: Affect Balance (Various) (A-AB)
- Time frame:
- yesterday (yd)
- multiple questions (mq)
- Scale Type:
- verbal scale (v)
- Scale Range:
DescriptionSelfreport on 10 questions:
A Did you feel well-rested yesterday?
B Were you treated with respect yesterday?
C Did you smile and laugh a lot yesterday
D Did you learn or do something interesting yesterday?
Did you experience the following feelings during A LOT of the day yesterday?
E How about enjoyment?
F How about depression?
G How about worry?
H How about sadness?
I How about stress?
J How about anger?
- Average % positive affect = (A+B+C+D+E)/5
- Average % negative affect = (F+G+H+I+J)/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 agregates, such as nations, since individual variations balance out in big samples.
Transformation to 0-10 scale: (percent abs)*0.05 + 5