|Selfreport on 10 questions:|
"Looking at your present life situation, have you felt....?"
A Particularly exited, or interested in something?
B So restless that you could not sit long in a chair?
C Proud because someone complimented you on something
you had done?
D Very lonely or remote from people?
E Pleased about having accomplished something?
G On top of the world?
I That things were going your way?
J Upset because someone critized you?
Response options scoring
- yes = 1
- no = 0
Positive Affect Score (PAS): summed scores on A,C,E,G,I
Negative Affect Score (NAS): summed scores B,D,F,H,J
Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS minus NAS
Possible range: -5 to +5
Name: Bradburn's ' Affect Balance Scale' (modified version)
|Focus, A-BB||Affect: Balance (Bradburn's 10 item inde|
|Time frame, c||currently (today, these days, presently)|
|Mode, mq||multiple questions|
|Scale type, v||verbal scale Range = 2|
|Used in studies|
|Reference||Moriwaki (1974): study US 1971|
|Title||The Affect Balance Scale: A Validity Study with Aged Samples.|
|Public||60+ aged, psychiatric cases and controls, Los Angeles, USA, 1971|
|Findings||distributional: no, correlational: yes|