- Affect: Balance (Bradburn's index) (A-BB)
- Time frame:
- currently (today, these days, presently) (c)
- multiple questions (mq)
- Scale Type:
- verbal scale (v)
- Scale Range:
DescriptionSelf report on 10 questions:
"Looking at your present life situation, have you felt....?"
A Particularly excited, or interested in something?
B So restless that you could not sit long in a chair?
C Proud because someone complimented you on something
you had done?
D Very lonely or remote from people?
E Pleased about having accomplished something?
G On top of the world?
I That things were going your way?
J Upset because someone criticized you?
Response options scoring
- yes = 1
- no = 0
Positive Affect Score (PAS): summed scores on A,C,E,G,I
Negative Affect Score (NAS): summed scores B,D,F,H,J
Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS minus NAS
Possible range: -5 to +5
Name: Bradburn's ' Affect Balance Scale' (modified version)
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