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Happiness Measures

Characteristics

Code:
M-AO---mq-vt-0-a
Focus:
Mixed: Affect + Overall (M-AO)
Time frame:
various time frames (*)
Mode:
multiple questions (mq)
Scale Type:
verbal scales transformed to same range (vt)
Scale Range:
0

Description

Selfreport on 11 questions
 
 A: During the past few days, how have you felt about your life as a whole?
      1 terrible
      2
      3
      4
      5
      6
      7 delighted
      (Andrews & Withey Delighted-Terrible scale)
 
 B To what extend do you generally feel
      a inspired
      b  alert
      c excited
      d enthusiastic
      e determined
      f  afraid
      g upset
      h nervous
      i scared
      j distressed
      Rated 1-5, labels not reported
     (MacKinnon short version of PANAS)
 
 Computation: Standardized:  A + (Ba+Bb+Bc+Bd+Be)/5 - (Bf+Bg+Bh+Bi+Bj)/5