Findings on happiness in Harding (1982): study GB 1975

Publication
Author(s)Harding, S.D.
TitlePsychological Well-Being in Great Britain: An Evaluation of the Bradburn Affect Balance Scale.
SourcePersonality and Individual Differences, 1982, Vol. 3, 167 -175
DOIDOI:10.1016/0191-8869(82)90031-9
Investigation
PublicAdults, general public, urban areas, Great-Britain, 1975
Survey nameNot available
 Quality of life survey
SampleNot available
 Probability sample (from electoral directory)
Respondents N =932
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
General remarksSame study also reported in HALL 1976
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 labelAffect Balance Score
Error estimatesSource: Hall, J. 1976
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range -5 - 5On range 0 - 10
Mean1.40
Standard deviation

Scores in-5-4-3-2-1012345
%

Full textSelfreport on single question: How happy are you currently.....? 1 very happy 2 pretty happy 3 not too happy
ClassificationO-HL-c-sq-v-3-h
Author's labelAffect Balance
Page in publication173
RemarksFindings based on this measure are not reported in this publication.
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Full textSelfreport on single question: In getting the things you want out of life, how would you say that you are right now.....? 3 very well 2 pretty well 1 not too well
ClassificationC-W-c-sq-v-3-a
Page in publication173
RemarksFindings based on this measure are not reported in this publication.
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Full textSelf rating on single question: "All things considered, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you overall with your life as a whole these days?" Rated on ladder scale [ 10 ] completely satisfied [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ ] [ 0 ] completely dissatisfied
ClassificationO-SLW-c-sq-l-11-a
Author's labelsatisfaction
Page in publication173
RemarksFindings based on this measure are not reported in this publication.
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean7.80
Standard deviation


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Happiness (A-AB by C-RW)H07ab03cA-AB by C-RW
Happiness (O-HL by A-AB)H07aa02bO-HL by A-AB
Life-satisfactionH07aa02fO-SL by A-AB