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Correlational findings

Study Chiriboga & Lowenthal (1971): study US 1969

Public:
People in transition, metropolis, USA, 1969
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 216
Non Response:
-
Assessment:
Multiple methods
Depth interviews and tests, (± 9 hours)

Correlate

Authors's label
Affect balance
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport on 8 questions.

"During the past week, did you ever feel.....?"
A  very lonely
B  restless
C  bored
D  depressed
E  on top of the world
F  exited or interested
G  pleased about accomplishment
H  proud

Answer options:
1  never
2  once
3  several times
4  often

Summation:
-Positive  Affect Score (PAS): E+F+G+H
-Negative Affect Score (NAS): A+B+C+D
-Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS-NAS+13

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

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-3-cb r = +.18 p < .05 Index of Positive Affects: r > +.18 (05)
Index of Negative Affects: r > -.18 (05)