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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

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

Description

Self report on 25 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 felt this way in the past 30 days
13 positive feelings, e.g.
- exited
- inspired
- interested
- …….
12 negative feelings, e.g.
- affraid
- irritable
- hostile
- ...
Full list of feelings not reported
Answer options:
1  not at all
2  
3  
4  
5  very much

Computation: Average positive feelings experienced minus average negative feelings

Name: Watson et al's PANAS-X shortened version

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Ryan et al. (2017): study US 2008 44-85 aged, followed 4 years before and after retirement, USA, 2008/12--2010/14 N = 716
Mean
= 1.960
Agrawal et al. (2011): study IN 2006 Adult population,2 wards in Banglore, India, 200? N = 1099
Mean
= 1.330