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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-BW-cw-mq-n-7-b
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 20 questions:
Lead item not reported

A  nervous
B  distressed
C  afraid
D  jittery
E  irritable
F  upset
G  scared
H  excited
I   ashamed
J  guilty
K  hostile
L  active
M  determined
N  inspired
O  enthusiastic
P  alert
Q  attentive
R  proud
S  strong
T  interested

Rated:
1: not at all
2
3
4
5  
6
7 frequently

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

Name: Watson's PANAS last week version

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Sheldon et al. (2002): study US 2000 Psychology students participating in a growth training, USA, 200? N = 90
Mean
= 1.650
SD
= 1.520