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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-BB-cm-mq-v-4-b
Focus:
Affect: Balance (Bradburn's index) (A-BB)
Time frame:
last month, last few weeks (cm)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
4

Description

Selfreport on 10 questions:
 
 "During the past two weeks, did you ever feel ....?"
 A   Particularly excited or interested in something?
 B   So restless that you couldn't sit long in a chair?
 C   Proud because someone complimented you on something  
      you had done?
 D   Very lonely or remote from other people?
 E   Pleased about having accomplished something?
 F   Bored?
 G   On top of the world?
 H   Depressed or very unhappy?
 I    That things were going your way?
 J    Upset because someone criticized you?
 
 Answer options and scoring:
 1  not at all
 2  
 3  
 4  a great deal
 
 Summation:
 -Positive Affect Score (PAS): A+C+E+G+I
 -Negative Affect Score (NAS): B+D+F+H+J
 -Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS minus NAS
 Possible range: -15 to +15