The affect grid: A moderately valid, nonspecific measure of pleasure and arousal

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Abstract

The Affect Grid was first published in 1989 as a single-item measure of the two affect dimensions of pleasure-displeasure and arousal-sleepiness; however, over the past decade no subsequent validation studies have been published and no further mention of this potentially useful measure has appeared in the literature. In this study, scores on the Affect Grid were obtained from 284 college students and correlated with scores on the Beck Depression Inventory, Positive and Negative Affect Schedule, and the Profile of Mood States. Factor analytic and correlational findings suggest that the Affect Grid is a moderately valid measure of the general dimensions of pleasure and arousal but has little specificity in discriminating among various qualities of affective experience.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)639-642
Number of pages4
JournalPsychological reports
Volume83
Issue number2
StatePublished - Oct 1 1998
Externally publishedYes

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  • Psychology(all)

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