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Correlational findings

Study Duckitt (1982): study ZA 1980

Public:
65-90 aged whites Pretoria, South Africa, 198?
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 80
Non Response:
20%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
at home

Correlate

Authors's label
Affect Balance
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport on 10 questions:
During the past few weeks, did you ever feel ....?  (yes/no)
A   Particularly exited or interested in something?
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?
F   Bored?
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
Summation:
-Positive Affect Score (PAS): A+C+E+G+I
-Negative Affect Score (NAS): B+D+F+H+J
-Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS minus NAS
Possible range: -5 to +5

Name: Bradburn's 'Affect Balance Scale' (standard version)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-?-sq-l-9-a r = +.59 p < .001