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The Bradburn Affect Balance Scale is a ten-item additive measure of positive and negative dimensions of happiness and balance between these two dimensions. Questions are asked on a yes/no basis.

Data File: Longitudinal Study of Generations, 2000

Source: Bradburn, Norman M. 1969. The structure of psychological well-being. Chicago, IL: Aldine Publishing Company.


General Instructions:

Questions BAB1, BAB3, BAB5, BAB7, and BAB9 measure positive affect. Questions BAB2, BAB4, BAB6, BAB8, and BAB10 measure negative affect. For each "yes" answer, participants receive 1 point. The overall "balance" score is created by subtracting the negative affect score from the positive affect score.

Link to scoring instructions:

http://fetzer.org/sites/default/files/images/stories/pdf/selfmeasures/SATISFACTION-BradburnScaleofPsychologicWell-Being.pdf

'9) Response not codable' should be set to missing.

Any special instructions related to individual items will be listed below those items.


WB001R7 from Longitudinal Study of Generations, 2000

(G1, G2, G3, G4) The following sentences describe how people sometimes feel about their lives. DURING THE PAST FEW WEEKS, did you ever feel: (CHECK ONE BOX FOR EACH QUESTION) Particularly excited or interested in something? (WB001R7)
TOTAL%
0) No19410.0
1) Yes1,74189.9
9) Response not codable10.1
TOTAL1936100.0

WB002R7 from Longitudinal Study of Generations, 2000

(G1, G2, G3, G4) [Felt this way in past few weeks?] So restless that you couldnt sit long in a chair? (WB002R7)
TOTAL%
0) No1,21662.9
1) Yes71737.1
9) Response not codable10.1
TOTAL1934100.0

WB003R7 from Longitudinal Study of Generations, 2000

(G1, G2, G3, G4) [Felt this way in past few weeks?] Proud because someone complimented you on something you had done? (WB003R7)
TOTAL%
0) No27414.6
1) Yes1,60085.4
TOTAL1874100.0

WB004R7 from Longitudinal Study of Generations, 2000

(G1, G2, G3, G4) [Felt this way in past few weeks?] Very lonely or remote from other people? (WB004R7)
TOTAL%
0) No1,44974.8
1) Yes48525.1
9) Response not codable20.1
TOTAL1936100.0

WB005R7 from Longitudinal Study of Generations, 2000

(G1, G2, G3, G4) [Felt this way in past few weeks?] Pleased about having accomplished something? (WB005R7)
TOTAL%
0) No1648.5
1) Yes1,77091.5
TOTAL1934100.0

WB006R7 from Longitudinal Study of Generations, 2000

(G1, G2, G3, G4) [Felt this way in past few weeks?] Bored? (WB006R7)
TOTAL%
0) No95751.1
1) Yes91648.9
9) Response not codable10.1
TOTAL1874100.0

WB007R7 from Longitudinal Study of Generations, 2000

(G1, G2, G3, G4) [Felt this way in past few weeks?] On top of the world? (WB007R7)
TOTAL%
0) No92749.7
1) Yes93049.9
9) Response not codable80.4
TOTAL1865100.0

WB008R7 from Longitudinal Study of Generations, 2000

(G1, G2, G3, G4) [Felt this way in past few weeks?] Depressed or very unhappy? (WB008R7)
TOTAL%
0) No1,33871.6
1) Yes52528.1
9) Response not codable50.3
TOTAL1868100.0

WB009R7 from Longitudinal Study of Generations, 2000

(G1, G2, G3, G4) [Felt this way in past few weeks?] That things were really going your way? (WB009R7)
TOTAL%
0) No65634.1
1) Yes1,26265.6
9) Response not codable70.4
TOTAL1925100.0

WB010R7 from Longitudinal Study of Generations, 2000

(G1, G2, G3, G4) [Felt this way in past few weeks?] Upset because someone criticized you? (WB010R7)
TOTAL%
0) No1,36170.4
1) Yes57229.6
9) Response not codable10.1
TOTAL1934100.0



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