- 60+ aged, psychiatric cases and controls, Los Angeles, USA, 1971
- N = 27
- Non Response:
- Authors's label
- Affect balance
- Our Classification
- Selfreport on 10 questions:
Looking at your present life situation, have you felt....?"
A Particularly exited, or interested in something?
B So restless that you could not sit long in a chair?
C Proud because someone complimented you on something
you had done?
D Very lonely or remote from people?
E Pleased about having accomplished something?
G On top of the world?
I That things were going your way?
J Upset because someone critized you?
Response options scoring
- yes = 1
- no = 0
Positive Affect Score (PAS): summed scores on A,C,E,G,I
Negative Affect Score (NAS): summed scores B,D,F,H,J
Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS minus NAS
Possible range: -5 to +5
Name: Bradburn's ' Affect Balance Scale' (modified version)
Observed Relation with Happiness
Index of Positive Affects: G = +.49 (05)
Index of Negative Affects: G = -.20 (ns)