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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-BB-cw-mq-v-3-a
Focus:
Affect: Balance (Bradburn's index) (A-BB)
Time frame:
last week (cw)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
3

Description

Selfreport on 7 questions:

"During the last few weeks, how often did you feel.....?

A  On top of the world
B
C
D
E
F  Depressed or very unhappy
G

(Items not fully reported.)

Answer options;
0  never
1  sometimes
2  often

Summation:
Positive Affect Score (PAS): summed scores on 3 items
Negative Affect Score (NAS): summed scores on 4 items
Affect Balance Score (ABS):  PAS minus NAS

Possible range: - 8 to + 6

Name: Bradburn's `Affect Balance Scale' (adapted version)