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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-BD1-md-mqr-n-7-a
Focus:
Affect: Balance (Diener's 8 item index) (A-BD1)
Time frame:
last day (md)
Mode:
multiple questions, repeated (mqr)
Scale Type:
numeric scale (n)
Scale Range:
7

Description

Daily self report of mood on 15 questions;

How much of each mood did you experience today?
A  Excited
B  Interested
C  Enthusiastic
D  Happy
E  Relaxed
F  Bored
G  Sad
H  Lonely
I    Frustrated
J   Anxious
K  Disgusted
L   Angry
M  Afraid

0  not at all
1
2
3
4
5
6 extremely much

Summation: mean A+B+C+D+E minus mean F+ G+H+I+J+K+L+M

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Zelenski & Larsen (2000): study US 1995 University students, USA, followed 28 days, 199? N = 82
Mean
= 4.880