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Correlational findings

Study Toussaint & Friedman (2009): study US 2004

Public:
Psychotherapy outpatients, Philadelphia, USA, 2004
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 72
Non Response:
0
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Fillled out as standard battery at intake

Correlate

Authors's label
Affect
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self report on 14 questions

"During the past week, did you ever feel.....?"

A   So restless that you could not sit long in a chair
B   Proud, because someone had complimented you
C   Very lonely or remote  from people?
D   Pleased about having accomplished something
E   Bored
F   On top of the world?
G   Depressed
H   That things were going your way?
I    Upset because someone criticized you?
J   Could not do anything, simply because you could not start?

Answer options and scoring:
- yes  = 1
- no  =  0

Summation:
Positive Affect Score (PAS): summed  scores on  B,D F,H
Negative Affect Score (NAS): summed  scores on A,C,E,G,I,J
Affect Balance Score (ABS):  PAS minus NAS

Possible range -6 to +4

Name: Bradburn's `Affect Balance Scale'  (adapted version)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-AOL-u-sq-n-101-a r = +.83 p < .001 A-AOL-u-sq-n-101-a r = +.83 p < .001