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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

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

Description

Selfreport on 8 questions:

Lead item not reported.
A  nervous
B  distressed
C  jittery
D  upset
E  active
F  determined
G  inspired
H  attentive

Rated:
1: not at all
.
.
5  a lot

Computation: (E+F+G+H)/4 -(A+B_C+D)/4

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Gerstorf et al. (2015): study DE Berlin 1993 Elderly, Berlin Germany cohorts 1990-93 and 2013-14 N = 161
Mean
= 1.070