Correlational finding on Happiness and Actual changes in happiness
Subject code: H04ab02

StudySegrin et al. (2005): study US 2000
TitleDyadic Interdependence on Affect and Quality-of-Life Trajectories among Women with Breast Cancer and Their Partners.
SourceJournal of Social and Personal Relationships, 2005, Vol. 22, 673 - 689
DOIDOI:10.1177/0265407505056443
PublicBreast cancer patients and partners, USA, 2000.
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =96

Correlate
Author's labelCounseling program
Page in Source 678
Our classificationActual changes in happiness, code H04ab02
Operationalization
The women and their partners were randomly assigned to 
participate in one of two different 6 week counseling 
programs, after wich they once again completed the 
measures over the phone at T2.
The other half of the sample was assigned to an 
attentinal control condition in wich the women with 
breast cancer also received six weekly calls and their 
partners received two bimonthy calls.
However, their was no substantive counseling offered in 
these brief contacts.
Remarks
T1 baseline, T2 6 weeks, T3 10 weeks

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-BW-cw-mq-v-5-dDM=+
Patient's happiness at
T1 M= 16,59
T2 M= 18.11
T3 M= 18.68
A-BW-cw-mq-v-5-dDM=-
Partner's happiness
T1 M= 17.27
T2 M= 15.57
T3 M= 13.68

Difference between experimental group and control 
group not reported in this paper


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
A-BW-cw-mq-v-5-dSelfreport on 20 questions.

This scale consists of a number of words that describe different feelings and emotions. Read each item and mark the appropriate answer in the space next to that word. Indicate to what extend you felt this way during the past week?:
A nervous
B distressed
C afraid
D jittery
E irritable
F upset
G scared
H exiled
I ashamed
J guilty
K hostile
L active
M determined
N inspired
O enthusiastic
P alert
Q attentive
R proud
S strong
T interested

Answer options:
1 very slightly or not at all
2 a little
3 moderately
4 quite a bit
5 extremely

Negative affect score (NAS): A to K
Positive affect score (PAS): L to T
Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS - NAS

Name: Watson et al's PANAS ('past week' version)


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
DMDIFFERENCE of MEANS
Type: descriptive statistic only.
Measurement level: Correlate: dichotomous, Happiness: metric
Range: depending on the happiness rating scale of the author; range symmetric about zero.

Meaning: the difference of the mean happiness, as measured on the author's rating scale, between the two correlate levels.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl