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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-BD2-cm-mq-v-7-c
Focus:
Affect: Balance (Diener's ABS) (A-BD2)
Time frame:
last month, last few weeks (cm)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
7

Description

Selfreport of momentary mood on 6 questions:

Using the scale below, indicate how much of the time during the PAST MONTH have you felt each emotion?
A  affectionate
B  joyful
C  angry
D  sad
E  worried
F  guilty

1  never
2  slight amount (rare)
3  some of the time
4  about half the time
5  much of the time
6  almost always
7  always

Computation: (A+B)/2 - (C+D+E+F)/4

Name: Diener's 'Affect Balance'

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Biswas-Diener & Diener (2006): study ZZ East-West pairs 2005 Homeless people, Calcutta (India), Fresno & Portland (USA), 200? N = 186
Mean
= 55.000