Happiness Measures


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


Selfreport on 25 questions:

A  Using the 1-7 scale below, indicate your agreement right now 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 ...
   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
   Computation: Affect Balance Score (ABS): (a-k) - (l-t)
   Name: Watson's PANAS. Time frame general

Computation: Standardized SWLS +PA - NA

List of Studies Using this Measure

Study Population N Statistics Page & Vella-Brodrick (2013): study AU New South Wales 2009 Employee well-being trainees and controls, Melbourne, Australia, 200? N = 23
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