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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-BW-cy-mq-v-5-d
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 10 questions.

This scale consists of a number of words that describe different feelings and emotions. As I read each item, I ask that you refer to your response card  an d tell me to wgat extent you have felt in that way during the past year :
A  excited
B  enthusiastic
C  alert
D  inspired
E  determined
F  distressed
G  scared
H  upset
I   nervous
J   ashamed

Answer options:  
1  not at all
2  a little
3  somewhat
4  quite a bit
5  very much

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

Name: Shortened Watson's PANAS; Kiercher version

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Daukantaite & Zukauskiene (2006): study LT 2001 Middle-aged employed Lithuanian women, 200? N = 308
Mean
= 1.330
Daukantaite & Zukauskiene (2006): study SE 1998 Middle-aged employed Swedish women 1998 N = 316
Mean
= 1.940
Ford et al. (2013): study ZZ Anglo-America 2002 30+ aged, Adventist church atendees, North America 2002-2007 N = 9255
Mean
= 173.000