An Investigation of the Emotional Balance Inventory




affect balance, emotion, scale validity, psychological well-being


Using experience sampling methodology, this study investigated the scaling format and validity of an alternative affect measure, the Emotional Balance Inventory (EBI). Signaling occurred twice per day for a week, directing undergraduate students (n = 79) to report the frequencies of their emotions using either a dichotomized or Likert scaled format of the EBI. At the conclusion of the daily ratings, participants completed two measures of psychological well-being. Results revealed little evidence in the distinction of the response formats, and there was marginal evidence supporting the monotonic relationship between the affect measure and psychological well-being measures. External validity and generalizability are discussed, along with implications for future research utilizing clinical populations.


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How to Cite

Thackerson, E. K., Jones, I. T., Baker, M. E., & Grice, J. W. (2022). An Investigation of the Emotional Balance Inventory. Advances in Social Sciences Research Journal, 9(11), 132–150.

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