Happiness Measures


Affect: Average of Specific Affects (A-ASA)
Time frame:
yesterday (yd)
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:


Selfreport on 10 questions

Now please think about yesterday from the morning until the end of the day. Think about where you were what you were doing who you were with and how you felt.
Aa  Would you like to have more days just like yesterday?
Ab  Did you feel well-rested yesterday?
Ac  Were you treated with respect all day yesterday?
Ad  Were you able to choose how you spent your time all day yesterday?
Ae  Did you smile or laugh a lot yesterday?
Af   Were you proud of something you did yesterday?
Ag  Did you learn or do something interesting yesterday?
Ah  Did you have good tasting food to eat yesterday?

Did you experience the following feelings during A LOT OF THE DAY yesterday?
Ba  How about enjoyment?
Bb  How about physical pain?
Bc  How about worry?
Bd  How about sadness?
Be  How about boredom?
Bf   How about depression?
Bg  How about anger?
Bh  How about love?

Rated: no (0) or yes (1)

Computation of nation scores: First principal component of scores in 45 nations 2006, rescaled to range 0-100. Items nor included are: Af, Ag, Bb, Bh