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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-BW-c-mq-v-5-c
Focus:
Affect: Balance (Watson et al PANAS) (A-BW)
Time frame:
currently (today, these days, presently) (c)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
5

Description

Selfreport on 20 questions.

This scale consists of a number of words that describe different feelings and emotions. Read each item and mark the appropriate answer in the space next to that word. Indicate to what extend you feel this way during the last day
A  nervous
B  distressed
C  afraid
D  jittery
E  irritable
F  upset
G  scared
H  exiled
I   ashamed
J   guilty
K  hostile
L  active
M  determined
N  inspired
O  enthusiastic
P  alert
Q  attentive
R  proud
S  strong
T  interested

Answer options:  
1  very slightly or not at all
2  a little
3  moderately
4  quite a bit
5  extremely

Negative affect score (NAS): A to K
Positive affect score   (PAS): L to T
Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS - NAS

Name: Watson's PANAS ('past few days' version)

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Balatsky & Diener (1993): study RU 1990 /1 Students, Russia, 1990 N = 116
Mean
= 4.800
Eryilmaz & Atak (2011): study TR Turkey Aegean 2009 60-75 aged, Ankara,Turkey, 2009-2010 N = 218
Mean
= 8.480
Kuiper & Martin (1998a): study CA Ontario 1993 Psychiatric patients, Ontario Canada, 199? N = 56
Mean
= 9.210
Mitchell et al. (2009): study AU 2009 Participants in a strength training and controls, Australia, 2009 N = 160
Mean
= 18.600
SD
= 6.220
Dosset (2011): study US 2008 Psychology students participating in a training, USA N = 64