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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-BB-cm-mq-v-4-c
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

Self report on 18 questions.
 During the last month, have you ever felt
 
 A. Pleased because you’ve got good friends?
 B. That you were really enjoying yourself?
 C.That things were going your way?
 D.Really cheerful?
 E.On top of the world?
 F.Confident about the future?
 G.Particularly excited or interested in something?
 H.Pleased about having accomplished something?
 I. Full of energy?
 
 J.Annoyed with someone?
 K.Very lonely or remote from other people?
 L.Very worried?
 M.Afraid of what might happen?
 N.Depressed or very unhappy?
 O.Bored?
 P.Like crying?
 Q.Really tired?
 R.So restless that you couldn’t sit long in a chair?
 
 Rating
 1 = seldom or never
 2
 3
 4 = almost always
 
 Affect Balance = (sum A to I) minus (sum J to R)
 Possible scale range: -27 to +27