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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

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

Description

Rating by parents 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 your child felt this way during the past two weeks?:

A  nervous
B  distressed
C  afraid
D  jittery
E  irritable
F  upset
G  scared
H  ashamed
I  guilty
J  hostile
K  excited
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 J
Positive affect score (PAS): K to T
Affect Balance Score  (ABS): PAS - NAS
Name: Watson et al's PANAS ('past 2 weeks' version for one's child)