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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-BBr-cw-mq-v-4-b
Focus:
Affect: Balance (Brenner's index) (A-BBr)
Time frame:
last week (cw)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
4

Description

Selfreport on 2 questions:

"Please tell me how often you have felt this way during the past week...?"

A  I enjoyed life
B  I was happy

Answer options:
1  rarely or none of the time
2  some or a little of the time
3  occasionally or a moderate amount of time
4  most of the time

Summation: average score on A an B

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Brenner (1979): study US Washington County, Maryland 1971 18+ aged, general public, Washington County, USA, followed 1 to 12 months, 1971-1974 N = 1755