Influence of response time frame on mood assessment

Terry, Peter C. and Stevens, Matthew J. and Lane, Andrew M. (2005) Influence of response time frame on mood assessment. Anxiety, Stress and Coping, 18 (3). pp. 279-285. ISSN 1061-5806


The present study compared mood assessments using two different response time frames. A sample of 136 school children completed the Brunel Mood Scale (BRUMS) daily for 5 days using the response time frame, 'How are you feeling right now?' On Day 5, participants completed an additional BRUMS, using the response time frame, 'How have you felt over the past week including today?'. 'Past week' mood assessments yielded higher scores than multiple 'right now' assessments, and were particularly associated with ambient mood for confusion, depression, and vigour. Researchers should give due consideration to the influence of response time frame on mood assessments.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author's version depositied in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Psychology
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:21
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:32
Uncontrolled Keywords: BRUMS; POMS-A; measurement; children; ambient mood
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170103 Educational Psychology
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111704 Community Child Health
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170110 Psychological Methodology, Design and Analysis
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1080/10615800500134688

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