Study Matlin (1966): study PR 1963
- 20+ aged, general public, Puerto Rico, 1963-1964
- N = 1417
- Non Response
- Authors's Label
- Affect Balance
- Our Classification
- Happiness measure type A-AB
- Selfreport on 10 questions:
During the past few weeks, did you ever feel ....? (yes/no)
B So restless that you couldn't sit long in a chair?
C Proud because someone complimented you on something you had done?
D Very lonely or remote from other people?
E Pleased about having accomplished something?
G On top of the world?
H Depressed or very unhappy?
I That things were going your way?
J Upset because someone criticized you?
Answer options and scoring:
yes = 1
no = 0
-Positive Affect Score (PAS): AC+E+G+I
-Negative Affect Score (NAS): B+D+F+H+J
-Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS minus NAS
Possible range: -5 to +4
Name: Bradburn's 'Affect Balance Scale' (adjusted version 'exited/interested' item dropped)
Observed Relation with Happiness
Index of Negative Affects: G' = -.54 (01)