Findings on happiness in Goldberg et al. (1980): study US Maryland 1971

Publication
Author(s)Goldberg, E.L.; Comstock, G.W.; Graves, C.G.
TitlePsychosocial Factors and Blood Pressure.
SourcePsychological Medicine, 1980, Vol. 10, 243 - 255
Investigation
Public18+ aged, general public, county, Maryland, USA 1971-1974
 1971-1974
Survey nameNot available
 1) Community Mental Health Epidemiology (CMHE) Program 2) Operation CLUE (blood pressure screening)
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
 Participants in 2 studies: 1) General population survey post-stratified for geografic location. In each selected household one individual aged 18 or more was randomily selected to be interviewd (2762) 2) Volumteers who provided a blood sample
Respondents N =640
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on 10 questions: "During the past few months, have you ever felt..... 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 Depressed or very unhappy? H That things were going your way? I Upset because someone criticized you? Answer options and scoring: 3 often 2 sometimes 1 never Summation: -Positive Affect Score (PAS): A+C+E+I -Negative Affect Score (NAS): B+D+F+H+J -Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS minus NAS Possible range: -15 to +12 Name: Bradburn's 'Affect Balance Scale' (standard version)
ClassificationA-BB-cq-mq-v-3-a
Author's labelPsychosocial factors
Page in publication243/255
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Full textSelfreport on single question: Taken all together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say that you are....? 3 very happy 2 pretty happy 1 not too happy
ClassificationO-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Blood pressureB03ac03cBlood-pressure
Blood pressureH14ad09aHypertensive diseases (i10-15), also classified as above ↑
Treatment for blood pressureH17abCurrently in treatment or not
Treatment for blood pressureH17ac07Hypertension, also classified as above ↑
Treatment for blood pressureH14ad09aHypertensive diseases (i10-15), also classified as above ↑
Use of medication with depressive side effectsH14ad09aHypertensive diseases (i10-15)
Use of medication with depressive side effectsH17acIllness treated, also classified as above ↑
Use of medication with depressive side effectsH12ac03Use of medicaments, also classified as above ↑