Findings on happiness in Tissue (1972): study US 1969

Publication
Author(s)Tissue, T.
TitleAnother Look at Self-Rated Health among the Elderly.
SourceJournal of Gerontology, 1972, Vol. 27, 91 - 94
Investigation
PublicAged persons, welfare recipients, USA, 1969
Survey nameNot available
SampleNot available
 Non-probability purposive quota sample of aged welfare recipients. 111 males, 145 females; mean age 68.
Respondents N =256
Non Response-
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
 Structured interview
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 labelMorale
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Full textSelfreport on single question: ".....achievement of own life goals" (Full question not reported) 3 most 2 some 1 few
ClassificationC-RG-u-sq-v-3-a
Author's labelMorale
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Full textSelfreport on single question: " ......happy ..... " (full text not reported) 3 very happy 2 pretty happy 1 not too happy
ClassificationO-H?-?-sq-v-3-a
Author's labelMorale
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Self-perceived healthH14ab02aGlobal health rating