Findings on happiness in Schwarz & Strian (1972): study XZ Germany West 1967 /1

Publication
Author(s)Schwarz, D.; Strian, F.
TitlePsychometrische Untersuchungen zur Befindlichkeit psychiatrischer und intern-medizinischer Patienten. (Psychometric investigations on well-being in psychiatric and medical patients).
SourceArchiv für Psychiatric und Nervenkrankheiten, 1972, Vol. 216, 70 - 81
URLhttp://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2FBF00342498#
Investigation
PublicMedical patients, West Germany, 197?
 Year of data gathering not reported
Survey nameNot available
SampleNot available
 Non-probability chunk sample.
Respondents N =180
Non Response-
AssesmentMultiple methods
 uestionnaire, diary and physician rating
General remarksTitle: (In German: Psychometrische Untersuchungen zur Befindlichkeit psychiatrischer und inter-medizinischer Patienten).
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on 22 questions: Below is a list of opposed attributes. Please indicate which applies best to your situation at this moment. Don't think too long. Place a cross next to the word this fits best. If you cannot decide, use the neither/nor option. Do not skip any lines. At the moment I am feeling..... A refreshed ...............................listless B indifferent toward ...................interested in others C pleased ..................................depressed D successful..............................unsuccessful E irritable...................................peaceful F indecisive...............................ready to make decisions G cheerful..................................Tearful H in a good mood...................... in a bad mood I lacking in appetite..................with a good appetite J sociable..................................withdrawn K unworthy.................................worthy L relaxed................................... tense M happy.....................................unhappy N shy..........................................communicative O sinful and wicked....................pure P secure.....................................threatened Q abandoned.............................cared for R even-tempered.......................driven S confident.................................insecure T miserable.................................comfortable U flexible.....................................inflexible V tired.........................................rested W hesitating................................firm X calm........................................restless Y lacking in energy....................energetic Z useless...................................indispensable AA sluggish................................ lively AB superior.................................inferior Response options: 3 positive option 2 neither nor 1 negative option Summation: Mean Name: Zerssen's 'Befindlichkeits Skala' version 1 (B-S)
ClassificationA-ASA-mi-mq-v-3-a
Author's labelWell-being
RemarksScale administered before treatment and four weeks after
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 3On range 0 - 10
Mean19.70
Standard deviation


Full textSelfreport on 28 questions: Below is a list of opposed attributes. Please indicate which applies best to your situation at this moment. Don't think too long. Place a cross next to the word this fits best. If you cannot decide, use the neither/nor option. Do not skip any lines. "At the moment I am feeling.....:" A outgoing-------------------- inhibited B in good spirits------------ gloomy C lacking in drive---------- motivated D easily ill---------------------- heal,thy E determined---------------- aimless F serious----------------------- lighthearted G lacking in ideas--------- full of ideas H sensitive-------------------- thick-skinned I pessimistic---------------- optimistic J carefree-------------------- brooding K worn out-------------------- alert L capable of love---------- incapable of love M Guilty-------------------------- innocent N exhausted----------------- revived O tired of living-------------- enjoying live P good natured------------- mean Q merry------------------------- sad R loved-------------------------unloved S lazy---------------------------- active T reserved-------------------- responsive U full of life------------------- lifeless V spirited---------------------- inert W Attentive------------------- absent minded X desperate------------------ hopeful Y content......................discontent Z afraid........................ unafraid AA vigorous...................powerless AB equable....................restless Response options: 3 positive option 2 neither/nor 1 negative option Summation: Mean Name: Zersen's 'Befindlichkeits Skala'version 2 (B-S') "At the moment I am feeling....." A outgoing...................................................inhibited B in good spirits...........................................gloomy C lacking in drive.........................................motivated D easily ill.....................................................healthy E determined...............................................aimless F serious......................................................lighthearted G lacking in ideas........................................full of ideas H sensitive...................................................thick-skinned I pessimistic...............................................optimistic J carefree...................................................brooding K worn out..................................................alert L capable of love........................................incapable of love M guilty.......................................................innocent N exhausted...............................................revived O tired of living...........................................enjoying life P good-natured..........................................mean Q merry.......................................................sad R loved......................................................unloved S lazy.........................................................active T reserved..................................................responsive U full of life..................................................lifeless V spirited.....................................................inert W attentive..................................................absent minded X desperate................................................hopeful Response options: c positive option b neutral a negative option Scoring: a = 1.........c = 3 Summation:
ClassificationA-ASA-mi-mq-v-3-b
Author's labelBefindlichkeit
RemarksAdministered each day at 9 during stay in hospital. Variants 1 and 2 (a and b) used ar random
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Depression_AH13ac04aDepressive (f31-33)
Depression_BH13ac04aDepressive (f31-33)