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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-BBr-cw-mq-v-4-c
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 felt happy
B   I felt sad

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 (positive) and  B (negative)

Name: Brenner's `Happy/Sad Scale'

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Brenner (1975a): study US Washington County, Maryland 1973 18+ aged, general public, Washington County, Maryland, USA, 1973-1974 N = 916