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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-BB-cy-mq-v-5-a
Focus:
Affect: Balance (Bradburn's index) (A-BB)
Time frame:
last year (cy)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
5

Description

Selfreport on10 questions

"During the past year, how often did you feel..?" (yes/no)
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?
F  Bored?
G  On top of the world?
H  Depressed?
I  That things were going your way?
J  Upset because someone criticized you?  

Rated:
1  never
2
3
4
5 often

Summation:
-Positive Affect Score (PAS):  (A+C+E+G+I)/5
-Negative Affect Score (NAS): (B+D+F+H+J)/5
-Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS minus NAS
Possible: range: -5 to +5

Name: Bradburn's `Affect Balance Scale'