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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-BF-md-mq-nv-9-a
Focus:
Affect: Balance (Fredrickson Differential Emotion Scale (A-BF)
Time frame:
last day (md)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
numeric scale with verbal labels (nv)
Scale Range:
9

Description

Selfreport on 17 questions:

Today/yesterday felt ..
A  joyful
B  grateful
C  amused
D  content
E  proud
F  awed
G  loving
H  hopeful
I   interested
J  angry
K  sad
L  afraid
M  ashamed
N  contemptuous
O  embarrassed
P  guilty
Q  disgusted

Rated
0 = not at all
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8 = all the time
Computation: (A to I)/9 - (J to Q)/8

Name: Fredrickson et. al (2003) Differential Emotions Scale  (mDES) today variant

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Cohn et al. (2014): study US 2010 Adults with type 2 diabetes, USA, 2010 N = 42
Mean
= 2.600