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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-AB-yd-mqr-n-11-a
Focus:
Affect: Affect Balance (Various) (A-AB)
Time frame:
yesterday (yd)
Mode:
multiple questions, repeated (mqr)
Scale Type:
numeric scale (n)
Scale Range:
11

Description

Selfrating of feeling during activities in previous day

Respondents listed activities of the previous day in a standard diary and next rated how the had felt during each of these activities on the following aspects:
A  Lethargic, dull
B  Enjoying myself
C  Insecure, anxious
D  Happy
E  Frustrated, anoyed
F  Relaxed
G  Stressed
H  Comfortable, at ease

Each rated:
0  not at all
.
.
10 very much

Computation: (B+D+F+H)/4 - (A+C+E+G)/4

Name: Day Reconstruction Method (DRM), Net Affect

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Knabe et al. (2009): study DE 2008 Fulltime employed and long-term unemployed, Germany, 2008 N = 737
Mean
= 4.230