Findings on happiness in Renne (1974): study US Alameda County, California 1965

Author(s)Renne, K.S.
TitleMeasurement of Social Health in a General Population Survey.
SourceSocial Science Research, 1974, Vol. 3, 25 - 44
Public20+ aged, general public, Alameda County, California, USA, 1965
Survey nameNot available
SampleNot available
 Probability multi-stage sample of households (see also BERKM 1971). Subjects were 20 years or older, or 16 - 19 and ever married.
Respondents N =6928
Non Response14%
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 administered at home
General remarksSame study reported in BERKM 1971 and RENNE 1970.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on 7 questions: "Here is a list that describes how people feel at different times. How often do you feel each of these ways? A B C D E F G items not reported. Response options; - never - sometimes - often Scoring: - Positive Affect Score (PAS): sum 3 positive item - Negative Affect Score (NAS): sum 4 negative items - Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS - NAS Name: Bradburn's Affect Balance Scale (modified version)
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Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Social healthS08abCurrent total social participation