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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-BK-cm-mq-n-9-a
Focus:
Affect: Balance (Kamman's index) (A-BK)
Time frame:
last month, last few weeks (cm)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
numeric scale (n)
Scale Range:
9

Description

Selfreport on 20 questions

Over the past few week I have felt
A  optimistic
B  withdrawn
C  enthusiastic
D  good natured
E  discontented
F  confused
G  confident
H  tense
I   understood
J  insignificant
K  satisfied
L  lonely
M  free-and-easy
N  clear headed
O  helpless
P  impatient
Q  usefull
R  depressed
S  loving
T  hopeless


Rated: 1 not at all to 9 all the time

Computation: (A+C=D+G+I+K+M+N+Q+S) - (B+E+F+H+J+L+O+P+R+T)

Name: Kamman's Affectometer 2, 20 item ABS version

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Gilbert & Abdullah (2004): study GB 2001 Holidaymakers and controls, Guildford area, UK N = 604
Mean
= 29.300
SD
= 22.770
Gilbert & Abdullah (2002): study GB 2000 Tourists, UK, 2000 N = 604
Mean
= 27.070
SD
= 23.040
Thekiso et al. (2013): study ZA ZA: North West 2010 Farm workers, North West Province of South Africa, 201? N = 52
Mean
= 7.400
SD
= 10.100