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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-BW-m-mq-ol-101-a
Focus:
Affect: Balance (Watson et al PANAS) (A-BW)
Time frame:
momentary (now) (m)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
open line scale (ol)
Scale Range:
101

Description

Self report on 20 items:
Rate the degree to which you feel at this specific moment:
A  nervous
B  distressed
C  afraid
D  jittery
E  irritable
F  upset
G  scared
H  ashamed
I  guilty
J  hostile
K  excited
L  active
M  determined
N  inspired
O  enthusiastic
P  alert
Q  attentive
R  proud
S  strong
T  interested

All rated on a 100 mm visual analogue scale ranging from "very slightly or not at all" to "extremely".

PA = mean score  K to T
NA = mean score A to J
Affect Balance = PA - NA

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Renner et al. (2014): study NL 2011 Student participants in a psychological experiment, Netherlands, 2011 N = 40
Mean
= 46.590