Findings on happiness in Kammann & Flett (1983a): study NZ 1980 /2

Author(s)Kammann, R.; Flett, R.
TitleSourcebook for Measuring Well-Being with Affectometer 2.
Source'Why not?'Foundation, 1983, Dunedin, New Zealand
PublicStudents,University of Otago, New Zealand, 198?
 Year of data gathering not reported
Survey nameNot available
SampleNot available
 Non probability chunk sample
Respondents N =55
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentMultiple methods
 Questionnaires and mood-dairy during 2 weeks.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on 40 questions: Over this time period (the last few weeks) I have had the feeling described by: A My life is on the right track B I seem to be left alone when I don't want to be C I feel I can do whatever I want to D I think clearly and creatively E I feel like a failure F Nothing seems very much fun any more G I like myself H I can't be bothered doing anything I I feel close to people around me J I feel as though the best years of my life are over K My future looks good L I have lost interest in other people and don't care about them M I have energy to spare N I smile and laugh a lot O I wish I could change some parts of my life P My thoughts go around in useless circles Q I can handle any problems that come up R My life seems stuck in a rut S I feel loved and trusted T I feel there must be something wrong with me "Over this period (the last few weeks), "how often you felt..." U Satisfied V Lonely W Free-and-easy X Clear-headed Y Helpless Z Impatient AA Useful AB Depressed AC Loving AD Hopeless AE Optimistic AF Withdrawn AG Enthusiastic AH Good-natured AI Discontented AJ Confused AK Confident AL Tense AM Understood AN Insignificant Answer options; 0 not at all 1 occasionally 2 some of the time 3 often 4 all the time Summation: - Positive Affect score (PAS): mean positive items - Negative Affect Score (NAS): mean negative items - Affect balance score (ABS): PAS minus NAS Possible range: -4 to +4
Author's labelAffectometer 2
Error estimatesReliability: _=.95 Validity:
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
MoodM15ac04dFeeling satisfied (vs dissatisfied)