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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

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

Description

Rating by peers 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 X felt this way during the past few weeks?
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:
a  1  very slightly or not at all
b  2  a little
c  3  moderately
d  4  quite a bit
e  5  extremely

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

Name: Watson et al's PANAS ('past few weeks' version)