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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
M-AC-c-mq-*-19-d
Focus:
Mixed: Affect + Contentment (M-AC)
Time frame:
currently (today, these days, presently) (c)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
Different rating scales combined (*)
Scale Range:
19

Description

Selfreport on 13 questions:

A: During the past 30 days, how much of the time did you feel ..?
     a  So sad nothing could cheer you up
     b  Nervous
     c  Restless or fidgety
     d  Hopeless
     e  That everything was an effort
      f   Worthless
     g  Cheerful
     h  In good spirits
     i   Extremely happy
     j   Calm and peaceful
     k  Satisfied
     l   Full of life
    Computation: (G+H+I+J+K+L) - ( A+B+C+D+E+F)
    Name: Mroczek & Kolarz (1998)  Affect Balance Scale

B: Here is a picture of a ladder. Suppose we say that the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you and the  bottom represents the worst possible life for you. Where on the ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time?   
     10  best possible life
     9
     8
     7
     6
     5
     4
     3
     2
     1
     0 worst possible life
     Name: Cantril's self anchoring ladder rating of life

Computation: A+B