Findings on happiness in Haight (1988): study US 1982

Publication
Author(s)Haight, B.K.
TitleThe therapeutic Role of a structured Life Review Process in homebound elderly Subjects.
SourceJournal of Gerontology, 1988, Vol. 43, 40 - 44
Investigation
PublicHomebound elderly participating in life review program, USA, 198?
 Homebound due to handicap or being caregiver
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleProbability simple random sample
 Participants were randomly selected from a list of Meals-on-Wheels recipients and from those receiving home health services.
Respondents N =51
 experimental n = 16, control n = 16, no treatment n = 19
Non ResponseNot available
 rejection and dropout 15%
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
General remarksyear of data gathering not reported, assumed 1982
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on 18 questions: How have things been going in the past few weeks? Please tick one of the two boxes for each of the questions below: A Have you been anoyed with someone? B Have you ever felt lonely or remote from people? C Have you ever felt that things were going your way? D Have you ever felt very worried E Have you ever felt pleased because you've got friends? F Have you ever been afraid of what might happen? G Have you ever felt particularly excited or interested in something? H Have you ever felt depressed or unhappy? I Have you ever been full of energy? J Have you ever felt really tired? K Have you ever felt so restless that you could not sit long in a chair? L Have you ever felt that you were really enjoying yourself? M Have you ever felt really cheerfull? N Have you ever felt like crying? O Have you ever felt at the top of the world? P Have you ever felt confident about the future? Q Have you ever felt bored? R Have you ever felt pleased about having accomplished something? Rated: 0: no 1: yes Computation: (C+E+G+I+L+M+O+P+R) - (A+B+D+F+H+J+K+N+Q) Name: Bradburn's Affect Balance Scale: extended version
ClassificationA-AB-cm-mq-v-2-a
Author's labelPsychological well-being
Page in publication41
Remarksautors added 10 to total score so scale range = 0-20
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Life review proces programH04ab02Actual changes in happiness
Life review proces programH16ae06aCare, also classified as above ↑
Life review proces programS10aa02Change in support received, also classified as above ↑
Life review proces programH16ae01aaIndividual counsel, also classified as above ↑
Life review proces programH16ad03jaLife-review exercise, also classified as above ↑
Life review proces programH16ae04aMono sort, also classified as above ↑
Life review proces programH16ae05cOn invitation, no pay, also classified as above ↑
Life review proces programH16ae03aOne-time treatment, also classified as above ↑