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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
M-AO---mq-*-21-a
Focus:
Mixed: Affect + Overall (M-AO)
Time frame:
various time frames (*)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
Different rating scales combined (*)
Scale Range:
21

Description

Selfreport on 13 questions:

A  In general, are you satisfied with your life?
     10 very high satisfaction
     :
     0  very low satisfaction
B  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: A +  (G+H+I+J+K+L)/6 - ( A+B+C+D+E+F)/6

Name: Mroczek & Kolarz (1998)  Affect Balance Scale (MIDI-affect)