Scale of Positive and Negative Experience (SPANE)

Author of Tool: 

Diener, E., Wirtz, D., Tov, W., Kim-Prieto, C., Choi. D., Oishi, S., & Biswas-Diener, R.

Key references: 

Diener, E., Wirtz, D., Tov, W., Kim-Prieto, C., Choi. D., Oishi, S., & Biswas-Diener, R. (2009). New measures of well-being: Flourishing and positive and negative feelings. Social Indicators Research, 39, 247-266.

Primary use / Purpose: 

The scale of positive and negative experience (SPANE) is designed to assess an individual’s positive and negative feelings.

Background: 

The scale of positive and negative experience (SPANE) is a 12-item questionnaire which includes six items to assess positive feelings and six items to assess negative feelings. For both the positive and negative items, three of the items are general (e.g., positive, negative) and three per subscale are more specific (e.g., joyful, sad). All items are rated on a five point scale from Very rarely or never to Very often or always. Italian and Arabic translations of the SPANE are also available.

Keywords: 

Web link to tool: 

Scale of Positive and Negative Experience and Scoring Instructions

Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 

https://dx.doi.org/10.13072/midss.102