Assessing Self-Report Survey Scales of Discrete Emotions: A Systematic Review
Mount Saint Vincent University
Research in the field of emotion is characterized by inconsistencies in theory and in empirical measurement of data. This systematic review of the measurement tools we use to capture said data sheds light upon the areas that require more attention to detail. Discussion of the aspects of emotion that prevail regardless of theoretical approach provides a good starting point for the reform of aligning measurement to consistent and theoretically situated definitions of emotion. Results demonstrate that there is a lack of consensus regarding which emotions are considered discrete and a vacancy in terms of scale statistics.
Emotion, discrete emotions, emotional measurement