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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-BD3-g-rdv-v-7-a
Focus:
Affect: Balance (Diener's 24 item index) (A-BD3)
Time frame:
generally (g)
Mode:
rating by various (rdv)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
7

Description

Rating by family and peers of daily mood on 24 questions

'Please indicate how much of each emotion Ss felt today'
A    LOVE
Aa  Affection
Ab  love
Ac  caring
Ab  fondness
B    JOY
Ba  joy
Bb  happiness
Bc  contentment
Bd  pride
C    FEAR
Ca  fear
Cb  worry
Cc  anxiety
Cd  nervous
D    ANGER
Da  anger
Db  irritation
Dc  disgust
Dd  rage
E    SHAME
Ea  shame
Eb  guilt
Ec  regret
Ed  embarrassment
F   SADNESS
Fa  sadness
Fb  loneliness
Fc  unhappiness
Fd  depression

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:  average A+B minus average C+D+E+F

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Diener & Seligman (2002): study US 1997 Undergraduate students, US, 199? N = 222
Mean
= 1.600
SD
= 0.400
Diener et al. (1995c): study US 1991 College students, USA, 1991-1992 N = 212
Mean
= -1.420