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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-Bde-cw-mq-n-5-a
Focus:
Affect: Balance (Derogatis) (A-Bde)
Time frame:
last week (cw)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
numeric scale (n)
Scale Range:
5

Description

Selfreport on 40 question

..whether one had any of these feeling during the past week
(Full lead sentence not reported)

Positive affect dimensions (20 items)
A  Joy
B  Contentment
C  Vigor
D  Affection

Negative affect dimensions (20 items)
E   Anxiety
F   Depression
G  Guilt
H  Hostility

Rated
0  never
1
2
3
4  always

Computation:
Positive Affects Total   (PTOT): A+B+C+D
Negative Affects Total (NTOT): E+F+G+H
Affects Balance Index (ABI)     : PTOT-NTOT/PTOT

Name: Derogatis Affects Balance Scale DABS, (States Of Mind SOM ratio)