Findings on happiness in Kammann & Flett (1983a): study NZ 1980 /3

Publication
Author(s)Kammann, R.; Flett, R.
TitleSourcebook for Measuring Well-Being with Affectometer 2.
Source'Why not?'Foundation, 1983, Dunedin, New Zealand
Investigation
Public18+ aged, general public, New Zealand, 198?
 Year of data gathering not reported
Survey nameNot available
SampleNot available
 118 New Zealand adults (aged 18 or older) through a random postal sample of households listed in all New Zealand telephone directories.
Respondents N =118
Non Response61%
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Mailed questionnaire
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: "Here are some circles that we can imagine represent the lives of different people. Circle eight has all pluses in it, to represent a person who has all the good things in his life. Circle zero has all minuses in it, to represent a person who has all the bad things in his life. Other circles are in between. Which circle do you think comes closest to matching your life?" (circles not reproduced here ) 8 + + + + + + + + 7 + + + + + + + - 6 + + + + + + - - 5 + + + + + - - - 4 + + + + - - - - 3 + + + - - - - - 2 + + - - - - - - 2 + - - - - - - - 0 - - - - - - - - Name: Andrews & Withey's 'Circles Scale'
ClassificationO-GBB-u-sq-c-9-a
Author's labelCircles scale
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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 Scale
Finding used in
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Yes

Full textSelfreport on single question: "Taking all things together, how would you say you have been this period? Check the phrase that best describes how you have felt." 7 very happy 6 happy 5 somewhat happy 4 mixed (about equally happy and unhappy) 3 somewhat unhappy 2 unhappy 1 very unhappy
ClassificationM-FH-c-sq-v-7-a
Author's label7-Step Happiness / Criterion Item
Finding used in
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Yes

Full textSelfreport on three questions: answered every evening before retiring during 3 weeks: A what percentage of the time you were awake today did you feel happy? B what percentage did you feel unhappy? C what percentage did you feel neither happy nor unhappy Respondents were told that the three percentages should add up to equal 100%.
ClassificationA-ARE-md-mq-th%-100-a
Author's labelNet Time Happy
Finding used in
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Yes

Full textSelfreport on single question: How do you feel about your life as a whole.....? 7 delighted 6 pleased 5 mostly satisfied 4 mixed 3 mostly dissatisfied 2 unhappy 1 terrible Name: Andrews & Withey's `Delighted-Terrible Scale' (original version)
ClassificationO-DT-u-sq-v-7-a
Author's labelLife as a Whole
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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
Author's label3-Step Happiness
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Yes

Full textSelfreport on single question: "......overall mood of the past day ......" ( full question not reported.) 10 Complete elation, rapturous joy and soaring ecstasy 9 Very elated and in very high spirits. Tremendous delight and buoyancy 8 Elated and in high spirits 7 Feeling very good and cheerful 6 Feeling pretty good , "OK" 5 Feeling a little bit low. Just so-so 4 Spirits low and somewhat "blue" 3 Depressed and feeling very low. Definitely "blue" 2 Tremendously depressed. Feeling terrible, really miserable, "just awful" 1 Utter depression and gloom. Completely down. All is black and leaden. Wish it were all over. Name: Wessman & Ricks' `Elation - Depression Scale'
ClassificationA-AOL-md-sq-v-10-a
Author's labelElation-Depression
Finding used in
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Yes

Full textSelfreport on single question: Which (of the faces) best described how you feel about your life as a whole? 7 completely happy 6 5 4 neither happy nor unhappy 3 2 1 completely unhappy
ClassificationM-AO-u-sq-f-7-a
Author's labelFaces
Finding used in
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Yes

Full textSelfreport on 96 questions: SENTENCES Each of the sentences below describe a FEELING. Mark HOW OFTEN you had that feeling during the past week; A Nothing goes right with me B I feel close to people around me C I feel as though the best years of my life are over D I feel my life is on the right track E I feel loved and trusted F My work gives me a lot of pleasure G I don't like myself H I feel very tense I I feel life isn't worth living J I am content with myself K My past life is filled with failure L Everything I do seems worthwhile M I can't be bothered doing anything N I feel I can do whatever I want to O I have lost interest in other people and don't care about them P Everything is going right for me Q I can express my feelings and emotions towards other people R I'm easy going S I seem to bee left alone when I don't want to be T I wish I could change some parts of my life U I seem to have no real drive to do anything V The future looks good W I become very lonely X I can concentrate well on what I'm doing Y I feel out of place Z I think clearly and creatively AA I feel alone AB I feel free and easy AC I smile and laugh a lot AD I feel things are going my way AE The world seems a cold and impersonal place AF I feel I've made a mess of things again AG I feel like hiding away AH I feel confident about decisions I make AI I feel depressed for no apparent reason AJ I feel other people like me AK I feel like a failure AL I feel I'm a complete person AM I'm not sure I'm done the wright thing AN My future looks good AO I'm making the most out of my life AP Everything is going right for me AQ I feel unimportant AR I feel as though there must be something wrong with me AS I don't feel like making the effort to do anything AT I feel confident in my dealings with the opposite sex AU I want to hurt those who have hurt me AV The results I have obtained make my efforts worthwhile ADJECTIVES Each of the objectives below describe a FEELING. Mark HOW OFTEN you had that feeling during the past week; A Confident B Hopeless C Pleasant D Insignificant E Discontented F Healthy G Dejected H Annoyed I Down J Glad K Glowing L Relaxed M Comfortable N Moody O Understood P Blue Q Miserable R Joyful S Tense T Insecure U Shaky V Satisfied W Safe X Successful Y Free Z Sad AA Good-natured AB Impatient AC Rejected AD Lively AE Frustrated AF Fearful AG Lonely AH Warm AI Contented AJ Good AK Secure AL Disappointed AM Understanding AN Depressed AO Low AP Calm AQ Unhappy AR Upset AS Empty AT Enthusiastic AU Happy AV Vibrant Answer options: 0 not at all 1 occasionally 2 some of the time 3 often 4 all of 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 Name: Kamman's Affectometer 1: version last week
ClassificationA-BK-cw-mq-v-5-a
Author's labelAffectometer 1
Finding used in
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Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
General well-beingL04ag02Psychological-morale inventories