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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
A-BW-m-mq-v-5-d
Focus:
Affect: Balance (Watson et al PANAS) (A-BW)
Time frame:
momentary (now) (m)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
verbal scale (v)
Scale Range:
5

Description

Selfreport on 10 questions.
To what extent you do you feel this way now?

A  excited
B  enthusiastic
C  alert
D  inspired
E  determined
F  distressed
G  scared
H  upset
I   nervous
J   ashamed

Rated:  
1  not at all
2  a little
3  moderately
4  quite a bit
5  extremely

Negative affect score (NAS): (F to J)/5
Positive affect score   (PAS): (A to E)/5
Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS - NAS

Name: Shortened Watson's PANAS; Mackinnon version

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Meevissen et al. (2011): study NL 2008 Students, Netherlands, 2008 N = 50
Mean
= 1.300