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The ASTS measures the current mood (state). As a construction basis the "Profile of Mood States" was used. (POMS; McNair, Lorr & Doppleman, 1971). The ASTS contains 19 items on the five subscales sadness, hopelessness, tiredness, anger and positive mood. Reliability: Cronbach's alpha is alpha = .83-.94. Validity: Factor analyses yielded different results. One-, two- and four-factor solutions were found. An important indication of differential validity is provided by a structural equation model: the scales mood level and general life satisfaction together represent habitual parts of subjective well-being. Likewise, the correlation between mood level and life satisfaction (trait-trait correlation: r = .67) was closer than the correlations of the two habitual with the three current negative mood measures (trait-state correlations: r = .28/.42). The stability coefficients for the habitual measures mood level and life satisfaction (r = .81/.87) were also higher than those for the current mood dimensions fatigue, grief, hopelessness (r = .34/.63). It could be shown that habitual subjective well-being is an important explanation of the current mood. About half of the current well-being was due to the current mood. The three mood dimensions grief, hopelessness and fatigue correlate highly with the General Health Questionnaire (Goldberg, 1972).
Leibniz Institute for Psychology (ZPID). (2019). Open Test Archive: ASTS. Aktuelle Stimmungsskala. Available at: https://www.testarchiv.eu/en/test/9003796
Dalbert, C. (2002). ASTS. Aktuelle Stimmungsskala [Verfahrensdokumentation, Autorenbeschreibung und Fragebogen]. In Leibniz-Institut für Psychologie (ZPID) (Hrsg.), Open Test Archive. Trier: ZPID.
Short Name ASTS
English Name Profile of Mood States - German modified version
Authors Dalbert, C.
Published in Test archive 2002
Copyright/Licence Copyright Author; CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0
Key words Adjectives, Emotional States, Life Satisfaction, Well Being
Language versions deu
Application age Adults
Item number 19 items
Subscales Grief (TR), Hopelessness (HO), Tiredness (MÜ), Anger (ZO), Positive Mood (PO)
Application Time 5 min.
Interpretation time No information.
Internal consistency: Cronbach's Alpha = .83-.94.
Factor analyses yielded one-, two- and four-factor solutions. Findings on differential and convergent validity.
There is no abstract in English available. Short information about the measure can be found under Overview. More can be found on the German pages.
There is no review in English available. Short information about the measure can be found under Overview. More can be found on the German pages.
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Ministerin Prof. Dr. Claudia Dalbert, Universität Halle, Pädagogische Psychologie, Franckeplatz 1, Haus 5, D-06099 Halle (Saale)