Findings on happiness in Francis & Bolger (1994): study GB 1993

Publication
Author(s)Francis, L.J.; Bolger, J.
TitlePersonality and Psychological Well-Being in Later Life.
SourceThe Irish Journal of Personality, 1994, Vol. 18, 444 - 447
Investigation
Public55-85 aged, retired civil servants, United Kingdom, 199?
 Year of data gathering not reported, estimated 1993
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleSampling not reported
Respondents N =50
 6 males, 44 females
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Bradburns Balanced Affect Scale together with the 24 item abbreviated Revised Eysenck Personality Questionnaire
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on 10 questions: During the past few weeks, did you ever feel ....? (yes/no) A Particularly exited or interested in something? B So restless that you couldn't sit long in a chair? C Proud because someone complimented you on something you had done? D Very lonely or remote from other people? E Pleased about having accomplished something? F Bored? G On top of the world? H Depressed or very unhappy? I That things were going your way? J Upset because someone criticized you? Answer options and scoring: yes = 1 no = 0 Summation: -Positive Affect Score (PAS): A+C+E+G+I -Negative Affect Score (NAS): B+D+F+H+J -Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS minus NAS Possible range: -5 to +5 Name: Bradburn's 'Affect Balance Scale' (standard version)
ClassificationA-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a
Author's labelBalanced Affect
Page in publication446
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
ExtraversionP05azExtraverted
Lie scaleP05beGenuine
NeuroticismP05ccNeurotic
PsychoticismP05cjPsychotic