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The Affect Balance Scale (ABS), also known as Bradburn Scale of Psychologic Well-Being, is a 10-item questionnaire that assess positive and negative affect as indicators of life satisfaction and/or well-being. The purpose of the ABS is to determine overall psychological well-being at a given point in time.
The ABS consists of five positive affect questions and five negative affect questions. that are answered either yes or no. The ABS scored good reliability, adequate validity, and good responsiveness. For more detailed psychometric properties, please visit this article: Schiaffino, K. M. (2003 October) Other measures of psychological well-being: The Affect Balance Scale (ABS), General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12), Life Satisfaction Index-A (LSI-A), Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale, Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS), and State-Trait Anxiety Index (STAI). 49 (S5), S165-S174. doi:10.1002/art.11408
Norman M Bradburn
|Domains||Quality of Life|
|Evaluated via ORE||No|