Happiness measure, code: A-BMr-cm-mq-v-5-a

Selfreport on 12 questions:

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: (G+H+I+J+K+L) - ( A+B+C+D+E+F)

Name: Mroczek & Kolarz (1998) Affect Balance Scale (MIDI-affect)
Focus, A-BMr Affect: Balance (Mroczek)
Time frame, cm last month, last few weeks
Mode, mq multiple questions
Scale type, v verbal scale Range = 5
Used in studies
ReferenceGonzalez (2008): study ES 2005
TitleBienestar Personal y Activades en la Edad Adulta Tardía. (Personal Well-Being and Activiteis in Late Adulthood).
PublicElderly, city Spain, 2005
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: yes
ReferenceGreenfield & Marks (2007): study US 1995
TitleReligious Social Identity as an Explanatory Factor for Assosiations Between More Frequent Formal Religious Participation and Psychological Well-Being
Public25-74 aged, general public, USA, 1995
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no
ReferenceWindsor et al. (2009): study US 2006
TitleIndividual Well-Being in Middle and Older Adulthood: Do Spousal Beliefs Matter?
Public50+aged, married couples, USA, 2006
Findingsdistributional: yes, correlational: no