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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-BW-cw-mq-n-7-a
Focus:
Affect: Balance (Watson et al PANAS) (A-BW)
Time frame:
last week (cw)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
numeric scale (n)
Scale Range:
7

Description

Selfreport on 10 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 during the past week?:
A  distressed
B  afraid
C  jittery
E  upset
F  scared
G  determined
H  inspired
I  enthusiastic
J  interested
K excited

Answer options:
0  
.
6

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

Name: Watson et al's PANAS ('past week' shortened version)

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Straume & Vitterso (2005): study NO 2000 Travelers, Norway, 200? N = 151
Mean
= 1.900