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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-BD2-m-mqr-n-7-a
Focus:
Affect: Balance (Diener's ABS) (A-BD2)
Time frame:
momentary (now) (m)
Mode:
multiple questions, repeated (mqr)
Scale Type:
numeric scale (n)
Scale Range:
7

Description

Selfreport of momentary mood on 8 questions:

Using the scale below, indicate how much you feel each of the emotions below. Put a number from 1 to 7 to accurately reflect how much  you feel that emotion RIGHT NOW.
A  worry
B  affection
C  anger
D  joy
E  sadness
F  guilt
G  contentment
H  pride

1  not at all
2  
3  
4  
5  
6  
7  extremely intense

Computation: (B+D+G+H) -  (A+C+E+F) / 8

Name: Diener's 'Affect Balance' ESM format

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Biswas-Diener et al. (2005): study GL 2001 Adult Inughuit, Greenland, 200? N = 22
Mean
= 2.600