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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-BF-cw-mq-v-5-b
Focus:
Affect: Balance (Fredrickson Differential Emotion Scale (A-BF)
Time frame:
last week (cw)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
5

Description

Self report on 20 items

During the past week, how often did you did you feel:
a. Angry/irritated/annoyed
b. Sad/downhearted/unhappy
c. Scared/fearful/afraid
d. Disgust/distaste/revulsion
e. Contemptuous/scornful/disdainful
f. Embarrassed/self-conscious/blushing
g. Repentant/guilty/blameworthy
h. Ashamed/humilated/disgraced

i. Grateful/appreciative/thankful
j.  Interested/alert/curious
k. Love/closeness/trust
l. Amused/fun-loving/silly
m. Glad/happy/joyful
n. Hopeful/optimistic/encouraged
o. Sexual/desiring/flirtatious
p. Proud/confident/self-assured
q. Content/serene/peaceful
r. Awe/wonder/amazement

Each scored
0 = never
1
2
3
4 = most of the time

Negative Affect = reversed scores (a+b+c+d+e+f+g+h)/8
Positive Affect = (i+j+k+l+m+n+o+p+q+r)/10
Affect Balance =  (NA + PA)/2

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Nelson et al. (2014): study KR 2009 Student participants in a self-affirmation training and controls, South Korea, 200? N = 50
Nelson et al. (2014): study US 2009 Students participanting in a well-being training and controls, USA 200? N = 62
Mean
= 3.490