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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
M-AO-c-mq-*-110-a
Focus:
Mixed: Affect + Overall (M-AO)
Time frame:
currently (today, these days, presently) (c)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
Different rating scales combined (*)
Scale Range:
110

Description

Self report on 21 questions:

A  Taking all things together, how satisfied are you with your life these days?
   10 totally satisfied
   9
   8
   7
   6
   5
   4
   3
   2
   1
   0  totally unsatisfied

B  Indicate to what extend you feel this way during the past few weeks:
   a nervous
   b  distressed
   c  afraid
   d  jittery
   e  irritable
   f  upset
   g  scared
   h  exiled
   i   ashamed
   j   guilty
   k  hostile
   l  active
   m determined
   n  inspired
   o  enthusiastic
   p  alert
   q  attentive
   r  proud
   s  strong
   t  interested
   Answer options:  
   1  very slightly or not at all
   2  a little
   3  moderately
   4  quite a bit
   5  extremely
   Affect Balance Score (ABS): (a-k) - (l-t) Name: Watson's PANAS

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Mollenkopf et al. (2005): study ZZ Europe 2000 55+ aged, 6 European countries, 2000 N = 3950