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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-BW-cw-mq-v-5-d
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

Selfreport 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  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:
1  very slightly or not at all
2  a little
3  moderately
4  quite a bit
5  extremely

Negative affect score (NAS): (A to K)/10
Positive affect score   (PAS): (L to T)/10
Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS - NAS

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

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Wright & Staw (1999): study US 1994 /1 Social services staff personel; USA, 199?, followed 1 year N = 78
Mean
= 1.100
Segrin et al. (2005): study US 2000 Breast cancer patients and partners, USA, 2000. N = 96
Zautra et al. (2005): study US 1999 Female chronic pain patients, Arizona, USA, followed 10 weeks, 200? N = 124
Mean
= 1.330
Sheldon et al. (2013): study US Missouri 2011 Students actively participating in happiness training, USA, 201? N = 79
Mean
= 1.420
Senol-Durak & Durak (2010): study TR 2010 17-36 aged, students, Turkey, 2010 N = 521
Mean
= -10.710
Li et al. (2001): study US 1996 Low active elderly participants in an exercise training and controls, USA, 199? N = 95
Mean
= 1.760