Findings on happiness in Hall (1976): study GB 1975

Author(s)Hall, J.
TitleSubjective Measures of Quality of Life in Britain, 1971 to 1975: Some Developments and Trends.
SourceSocial Trends, 1976, Vol. 7, 47 - 60
PublicAdults, general public, urban areas, United Kingdom, 1975
Collect period3-5
Survey nameSSRC
SampleProbability multi-stage random
 Probability samples in urban areas
Respondents N =932
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
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)
Page in publication58
RemarksPositive affect 2,2, Negative Affect 1,0
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range -5 - 5On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

Full textSelfreport on single question: "Now taking everything about your life into account, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your life today?" 10 satisfied 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 dissatisfied
Page in publication50
RemarksProbability samples in 7 urban areas
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation