- Affect: Average of Specific Affects (A-ASA)
- Time frame:
- hitherto (h)
- life review (lr)
- Scale Type:
- numeric scale (n)
- Scale Range:
DescriptionNumber of positive emotion sentences in autobiography
Content analysis by count of sentences that reflected an emotional experience as either positive, neutral or negative.
Coders were instructed not to code possible elicitors of emotion (such as death of a relative) but only the words that describe the emotion that was experienced. They were also instructed not to code words like good or bad, if these did not describe an emotional experienced.