Findings on happiness in Kozma & Stones (1980): study CA 1975 /1

Publication
Author(s)Kozma, A.; Stones, M.J.
TitleThe Measurement of Happiness: Development of the Measurement of Happiness: Development of the Memorial University of Newfoundland Scale of Happiness (M.U.N.S.H.).
SourceJournal of Gerontology, 1980, Vol. 35, 906 - 912
Investigation
PublicEldery, living in old age home,New Foundland, Canada, 197?
 Year of data gathering not reported
Survey nameNot available
SampleNot available
 Non-probability expert sample. Administrators of all larger institituins in the area (25 residents or more) mrentioned residents deemed physically and mentally capable of being interviewed. Area: island part of New Foundland
Respondents N =55
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on 2 questions: A " ........avowed happiness at this moment of life......" B " ........avowed happiness over the past month......" (Full questions not reported) Response options: 1 2 3 4 5 6 (response labels not reported) Summation : not reported
ClassificationM-FH-c-mq-?-6-a
Author's labelAvowed happiness (AVHT)
Error estimatesReliability: retest after 6 to 12 months: r=+.57 Validity:
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Full textSelfreport on 10 questions: We would like to ask you some questions about how things have been going. Please answer 'yes' if a statement is true for you and 'no' if it does not apply to you. In the past months have you been feeling A On top of the world? B In high spirits C Particular content with your life? D Lucky? E Bored? F Very lonely or remote from other people? G Depressed or very unhappy? H Flustered because you didn't know what was expected of you? I Bitter about the way your life has turned out? J Generally satisfied with the way your life has turned out? Scoring: 2 = yes 1 = don't know 0 = no Computation: (A+B+C+D+J) - (E+F+G+H+I) + 10 MUNSH Affect Balance Scale
ClassificationA-AB-cq-mq-v-2-a
Author's labelAffect Balance (ABS)
Error estimatesReliability: retest after 6 to 12 month: r=+.27
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Affect Balance (ABS)H04ab01aRecent happiness (< 1 year ago)
Avowed HappinessH04ab01aRecent happiness (< 1 year ago)