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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-BC-cw-mq-v-5-a
Focus:
Affect: Balance (Cohen's index) (A-BC)
Time frame:
last week (cw)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
5

Description

Selfreport on 50 questions:

"This scale consists of a number of words and phrases that describe different feelings and emotions. Read each item and then mark the appropriate answer in the space next to the word.  Use the following scale to record your answers."
(response options below)

A    JOVIALITY
Aa  enthusiastic----
Ab  energetic----
Ac  happy ----
Ad  joyful ----
Ae  cheerful ----
B    SELFASSURANCE
Ba  strong ----
Bb  proud ----
Bc  confident ----
Bd  bold ----
Be  fearless ----
C    ATTENTION
Ca  focused ----
Cb  concentrating ----
Cc  alert ----
Cd  attentive ----
Ce  determined ----
D    PEACE
Da  calm ----
Db  relaxed ----
Dc  at ease ----
Dd  contented ----
De  peaceful
E    LOVE
Ea  loving ----
Eb  compassionate ----
Ec  kind ----
Ed  affectionate ----
Ee  caring
F    HOSTILITY
Fa  angry ----
Fb  hostile ----
Fc  irritable ----
Fd  scornful ----
Fe  disgusted ----
G   GUILT
Ga  ashamed ----
Gb  angry at self ----
Gc  disgusted with self ----
Gd  guilty ----
Ge  blameworthy ----
H    SADNESS
Ha  sad ----
Hb  blue ----
Hc  downhearted ----
Hd  depressed ----
He  lonely ----
I     FEAR
Ia   afraid ----
Ib   scared ----
Ic   nervous ----
Id   jittery ----
Ie   shaky ----
J    FATIGUE
Ja  tired ----
Jb  sleepy ----
Jc  drowsy ----
Jd  sluggish ----
Je  worn-out ----

Response options:
0  very slightly or not at all
1  a little bit
2  moderately
3  quite a bit
4  extremely

Summation:
Positive Affect Score (PAS): A+B+C+D+E (max 100)
Negative Affect Score (NAS): F+G+H+I+J (max 100)
Affect Balance Score: PAS-NAS

Name: Friedman's Affect Scale