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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-BW-g-mq-v-4-a
Focus:
Affect: Balance (Watson et al PANAS) (A-BW)
Time frame:
generally (g)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
4

Description

Selfreport on 21 questions

In general I feel:
A  happy
B  active
D  pleased
E  joyful
.
.
F  helpless
G  nervous
H  annoyed
I   tense
J  irritable.
.
.

Only 9 of 21 adjectives reported

Answer options:
0   not at all
1  
2
3  very frequently

Negative affect score (NAS): average of 12 adjectives
Positive affect score   (PAS): average of 9 adjectives
Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS - NAS

Name: Watson et al's PANAS ('in general' version)