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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-BB-g-mq-v-3-d
Focus:
Affect: Balance (Bradburn's index) (A-BB)
Time frame:
generally (g)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
3

Description

Selfreport on 7 questions:

"Here is a list that describes how people feel at different times.
How often do you feel each of these ways?

A
B
C
D
E
F
G
items not reported.

Response options;
-  never
-  sometimes
-  often

Scoring:
-  Positive Affect Score (PAS): sum 3 positive item
-  Negative Affect Score (NAS): sum 4 negative items
-  Affect Balance Score (ABS):  PAS - NAS

Name: Bradburn's Affect Balance Scale (modified version)

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Renne (1974): study US Alameda County, California 1965 20+ aged, general public, Alameda County, California, USA, 1965 N = 6928