Correlational findings

Study Kozma & Stones (1980): study CA 1975

65-95 aged, New Foundland, Canada, 197?
N = 598
Non Response:
Interview: face-to-face


Authors's label
Affect Balance
Our Classification
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
-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 O-HL-c-mq-?-6-a r = +.55 Happiness (M-FH), assessed by a 2 item index of questions on happiness `at this moment' and `over the past month'