Correlational findings

Study Payne (1974): study GB 1972

Employed males, supervising jobs, England, 197?
N = 192
Non Response
4% incomplete.
Interview: face-to-face
Interview and questionnaire administered at home.


Authors's Label
Psychological well- being
Our Classification
happiness measure type A-AB
Selfreport on 13 questions:
During the past four weeks have you ever felt....?" (yes/no)
A   Pleased about having accomplished something.
B   Things going my way.
C   Proud because someone complimented me on something I  
     had done.
D  Particularly excited or interested in something I had done.
E  On top of the world.
F  A deep sense of joy.
G  Pleased because my life feels orderly and secure.
H  Bored.
I    Very lonely and remote from other people.
J   Jealous of somebody.
K   Angry with someone.
L   Disappointed in myself..
M  Unhappy about the small number of times I have pleasant  
     feelings and experiences.

Answer options:
0  no
If yes: How often did you feel so?
5   every day
4   several times a week
3   once a week
2   2 or 3 times a month
1   once a month

- Positive Affect Score (PAS): Average A to G
- Negative  Affect Score (NAS): Average H to M
- Affect Balance Score (AB): PAS minus NAS
Possible range: +42 tot -30

Name : Bradburn's "Affected Balance Scale' (modified version)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-aa G = + Index of Positive Affects: G = +.06
Index of Negative AFfects: G = -.22