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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

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

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 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

Negative affect score (NAS): a to j
Positive affect score (PAS): k to t
Affect Balance Score  (ABS): PAS - NAS

Way of computation aggregate score A / B not reported.

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