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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-BB-u-mq-v-3-b
Focus:
Affect: Balance (Bradburn's index) (A-BB)
Time frame:
time unspecified (u)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
3

Description

Selfreport on 8 questions:

"Here is a list that describes some of the ways people feel at different times. How often did you feel each of these ways?
A  very lonely or remote from people
B  on the top of the world
C  depressed or very unhappy
D  particularly excited or interested in something
bored
F   pleased about having accomplished something
G  so restless that you could not sit long in a chair
H  vaguely uneasy about something, without knowing why
I

Answer options:
0  never
1  sometimes
2  often

Summation: (B+ D+ F)/3 - (A+ C+ E+ G+ H)/

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