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Angrist (1974): study US 1974

Publication

Author(s):
Angrist, S.S.
Title:
Dimensions of Well-Being in Public Housing Families.
Source:
Environment and Behavior, 1974, Vol. 6, 495 - 516

Investigation

Public:
Public housing tenants, USA, 1974
Sample:
Probability area sample
Respondents:
N = 210
Non Response:
0
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Lead item not reported.
[  10  ] best possible life
[    9  ]
[    8  ]
[    7  ]
[    6  ]
[    5  ]
[    4  ]
[    3  ]
[    2  ]
[    1  ]  worst possible life

Name: Cantril's self anchoring Ladder rating of life (modified version)
Classification:
C-BW-c-sq-l-10-a
Author's label:
Well-being
Page in publication:
497, 504
Full text:
Selfreport on 18 questions:

How have things been going in the past few weeks? Please tick one of the two boxes for each of the questions below:
A  Have you been annoyed with someone?
B  Have you ever felt lonely or remote from people?
C  Have you ever felt that things were going your way?
D  Have you ever felt very worried
E  Have you ever felt pleased because you've got friends?
F  Have you ever been afraid of what might happen?
G  Have you ever felt particularly excited or interested in something?
H  Have you ever felt depressed or unhappy?
I   Have you ever been full of energy?
J  Have you ever felt really tired?
K  Have you ever felt so restless that you could not sit long in a chair?
L  Have you ever felt that you were really enjoying yourself?
M  Have you ever felt really cheerful?
N  Have you ever felt like crying?
O  Have you ever felt at the top of the world?
P  Have you ever felt confident about the future?
Q  Have you ever felt bored?
R  Have you ever felt pleased about having accomplished something?

Rated:
0:  no
1:  yes

Computation: (C+E+G+I+L+M+O+P+R) - (A+B+D+F+H+J+K+N+Q)

Name: Bradburn's Affect Balance Scale: extended version
Classification:
A-AB-cm-mq-v-2-a
Author's label:
Avowed happiness
Page in publication:
497, 504

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Poor livability Satisfaction with housing Low identification with housing project Satisfaction with local environment
Satisfaction with housing
Future aspirations Current hope Social ties Visits to friends Fear of crime Perceived safety in vinicity