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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-BD1-md-mq-v-7-a
Focus:
Affect: Balance (Diener's 8 item index) (A-BD1)
Time frame:
last day (md)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
7

Description

Selfreport of daily mood on 9 questions

'Please indicate how much of each emotion you felt today
A  happy
B  depressed, blue
C  joyful
D  pleased
E  frustrated
F  angry, hostile
G  enjoyment, fun
H  worried, anxious
I   unhappy

Answer options:
1  not at all
2  very slight
3  somewhat
4  moderate amount
5  much
6  very much
7 extremely much
Options presented horizontally

Computation: (A+C+D+G)-(B+E+F+H+I)

Name: Diener's 'Daily Mood scale'

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Yardley & Rice (1991): study US 1988 University students, State University of New York at Buffalo, followed 10 weeks, 198? N = 65
Mean
= 4485.000
SD
= 1026.000
Riis et al. (2005): study US 2003 Hemodialysis patients and controls, USA, 2003 N = 49
Mean
= 2.200
Sheldon & Kasser (1998): study US 1998 Students, USA, 1998 N = 154
Mean
= 7.520
SD
= 13.280