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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-BBr-g-mq-v-5-b
Focus:
Affect: Balance (Brenner's index) (A-BBr)
Time frame:
generally (g)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
5

Description

Selfreport on 2 questions:

A.  "How often do you feel that you are really enjoying life? Would you say.......?"
5 very often
4 fairly often
3 occasionally
2 rarely
1 never

B.  "How often do you feel downcast or dejected? Would you say....."
1 very often
2 fairly often
3 occasionally
4 rarely
5 never

Summation: Average A + B

Name: Brenner's `Two Component Quality of Affect 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