Happiness Check In

We use a version of The Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS) questionnaire, which is the most widely and frequently used scale to assess positive and negative affect.

Basically, you can look at it as a benchmark of how you've been feeling.

What is the PANAS questionnaire?

The Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS) questionnaire is the most widely and frequently used scale to assess positive and negative affect.

The questionnaire consists of two scales, one that measures positive affect, and the other that measures negative affect. Simply put, it refers to the emotions or feelings that you might experience and display, in terms of how these emotions influence you to act and make decisions.

In our questionnaire, we use only the positive affect scale, which refers to positive emotions and expressions such as joy, cheerfulness, or even contentment.

Why should I do the Happiness Check In?

Positive Affect is something that can be developed and cultivated, which is what we're hoping the Happy Things app will help you do.

The Happiness Check in can help you understand you current state and track how the different activities (or: Happy Things) you do affect you and your emotions. 

How often should I do the Happiness Check In?

We recommend to check in once a week, however this is not mandatory and you can select to skip it.

What does my score mean?

The scores range between 1 – 5. Higher scores represent higher levels of positive affect.

  • If your score is low - a low score suggests that you can benefit greatly from using the Happy Things app and engaging in more activities that have a positive effect on your emotions, wellbeing and happiness.
     

  • If your score is high - that's great! Using the Happy Things app can help maintain your score and show you additional ways to positively affect your emotions, wellbeing and happiness.