Correlational findings

Study Headey et al. (1993): study AU AU Victoria 1981

18-65 aged, Victoria, Australia, followed 1981 to 1987
N = 419
Non Response
Interview: face-to-face
In 1981 942 panel members were selected. By 1987 649 members remained. In 1987 a supplementary mail questionnaire, used to measure depression and anxiety, netted 419 replies. Mailed questionnaire at T4 to measure depression/anxiety


Authors's Label
Positive Affect Scale (PAS)
Our Classification
Selfreport on 5 questions:
"During the past few weeks, did you ever feel ....?"
A Particularly exited or interested in something?
B Proud because someone complimented you on something you had done?
C Pleased about having accomplished something?
D On top of the world?
E That things were going your way?

Answer options: yes = 1   no  = 0
Possible range:0 to +5
Name: Bradburn's' Positive Affect Scale
(subscale of Affect Balance Scale item code A-AB)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-u-sqt-v-9-a r = .35 p < .05