Measure of the Prevailing Emotions in a Person's (Family & Work) Life
The Prevailing Emotions in Life Scales (PELS) are offered here primarily for research use by students. In the event they are employed in clinical settings or for any other purpose, it is strongly advised that findings based on the present instrument be checked against additional data from alternative tests and interview materials.

The PAD Emotion Model was used by Mehrabian (1998) to generate a simple and convenient set of measures to evaluate the emotional impact that a personís (a) family and social life and, separately (b) work life create for the person. The scoring and interpretation tools offered in the manual are simple enough so that the scales can be self-administered and used to gain insights into the general emotional climate of oneís life. Alternatively, these scales can be used in a variety of research contexts to relate broad emotion components of family and social life (or work) to other variables of interest (e.g., marital satisfaction, work satisfaction).

The PELS were developed by Mehrabian (1998) as part of a study of the interrelations among emotions and work and marital satisfaction. If you use the PELS, be sure to read the article referenced below for additional background information.

Contact Prof. Mehrabian regarding the test manual.
Mehrabian, A. (1998). Correlations of the PAD emotion scales with self-reported satisfaction in marriage and work. Genetic, Social, and General Psychology Monographs, 124, 311-334.


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