Correlational findings

Study Moriwaki (1974): study US 1971

60+ aged, psychiatric cases and controls, Los Angeles, USA, 1971
N = 27
Non Response:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview


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?
F    Bored?
G   On top of the world?
H   Depressed?
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

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-u-sq-v-3-a G = +.40 ns Computed for normal controls only (N=19)

Index of Positive Affects: G = +.49 (05)
Index of Negative Affects: G = -.20 (ns)