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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-BW-cw-mq-v-5-c
Focus:
Affect: Balance (Watson et al PANAS) (A-BW)
Time frame:
last week (cw)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
5

Description

Self report 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 you felt this way during the past  week?:
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 (last  week version)

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Odou & Vella-Brodrick (2013): study AU 2009 Participants in happiness training, Australia, 2009 N = 76
Mean
= 12.300
Müller et al. (2016): study US 2013 Physically disabled patients with chronic pain, USA, 2013 N = 39
Mean
= 14.080
Howells et al. (2016): study ZZ 2012 Participants in happiness training, multiple countries, 2012 N = 121
Mean
= 13.300