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Correlational findings

Study Headey & Wearing (1992): study AU AU Victoria 1981

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Victoria, Australia, 1981-1989
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 502
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Mailed questionnaire

Correlate

Authors's label
Negative affect
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport on 5 questions:
"During the past few weeks, did you ever feel ....?"  (yes/no)
A So restless that you couldn't sit long in a chair?
B Very lonely or remote from other people?
C Bored?
D Depressed or very unhappy?
E Upset because someone criticized you?

Answer options: yes = 1   no  = 0
Possible range: 0 to +5
Name: Bradburn's Negative Affect Scale
(sub-scale of affect balance Scale, item code A-AB)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-FH-g-sq-n-11-a r = -.38