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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-BD2-md-mq-v-7-a
Focus:
Affect: Balance (Diener's ABS) (A-BD2)
Time frame:
last day (md)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
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' DRM format

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Oishi et al. (2007a): study US 2002 Students, University of Illinois, USA, 200? N = 193