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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-BW-g-mq-n-5-a
Focus:
Affect: Balance (Watson et al PANAS) (A-BW)
Time frame:
generally (g)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
numeric scale (n)
Scale Range:
5

Description

Selfreport on 10 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 how often you generally feel this way.
A  upset
B  hostile
C  alert
D  ashamed
E  inspired
F  nervous
G  determined
H  attentive
I   afraid
J   active

Answer options:
1  never
2  
3
4  
5  always


Computation: (C=E+G+H+J)/5 - (A+B+D+F+I)/5

Name: Watson et al's PANAS, International short form I-PANAS-SF

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Rash et al. (2011): study CA 2011 Participants in a 4-week psychological training, Canada, 2011 N = 65