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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-BMr-cm-mq-v-5-a
Focus:
Affect: Balance (Mroczek) (A-BMr)
Time frame:
last month, last few weeks (cm)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
5

Description

Selfreport on 12 questions:

During the past 30 days, how much of the time did you feel ..?
A  So sad nothing could cheer you up
B  Nervous
C  Restless or fidgety
D  Hopeless
E  That everything was an effort
F  Worthless
G  Cheerful
H  In good spirits
I    Extremely happy
J   Calm and peaceful
K  Satisfied
L  Full of life

Computation: (G+H+I+J+K+L) - ( A+B+C+D+E+F)

Name: Mroczek & Kolarz (1998)  Affect Balance Scale (MIDI-affect)

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Gonzalez (2008): study ES 2005 Elderly, city Spain, 2005 N = 250
Mean
= 44.610
SD
= 8.890
Greenfield & Marks (2007): study US 1995 25-74 aged, general public, USA, 1995 N = 3032
Mean
= 1.800
Windsor et al. (2009): study US 2006 50+aged, married couples, USA, 2006 N = 4564
Mean
= 11.990