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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
M-AO-*-mq-*-7-a
Focus:
Mixed: Affect + Overall (M-AO)
Time frame:
various time frames (*)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
Different rating scales combined (*)
Scale Range:
7

Description

Selfreport on 25 questions:

A  
Using the 1-7 scale below, indicate your agreement with each of the items by placing the appropriate number on the line preceding that item. Please be open and honest in your responding.
   a  In most ways my life is close to ideal
   b  The conditions of my life are excellent
   c  I am satisfied with my life
   d  So far, I have gotten the important things I want in life
   e  If I could live my life over again, I would change nothing
   Answers rated:
   7  strongly agree
   6  agree
   5  slightly agree
   4  neither agree nor disagree
   3  slightly disagree
   2  disagree
   1  strongly disagree
   Name: Diener's Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS)

B  Indicate to what extend you feel this way in general in your life:
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
   Answer options:  
   1  very slightly or not at all
   2  a little
   3  moderately
   4  quite a bit
   5  extremely
Positive affect score PAS: k to t
Negative affect score NAS: a to j
Name: Watson's PANAS

COMPUTATION
A + PAS - NAS

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Sheldon & Hoon (2006): study ZZ East-West pairs 2001 University students, USA and Singapore, 200? N = 533
Mean
= 4.740
SD
= 1.500
Warner et al. (2017): study US New England 2013 Students, New England, United States of America, 2013 N = 1263
Dogan et al. (2012): study TR 2012 Students, Turkey, 2012 N = 232
Mean
= 32.260
SD
= 13.870
Lee et al. (2011b): study KR 2006 University students, South Korea, 2011 N = 217