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Baker & Intagliata (1982): study US 1981

Publication

Author(s):
Baker, F.; Intagliata, J.
Title:
Quality of Life in the Evaluation of Community Support Systems.
Source:
Evaluation and Program Planning, 1982, Vol. 5, 69 - 79

Investigation

Public:
Mental patients shortly after change in institutional setting, USA, 1981
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 118
Non Response:
-
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
1: Interviews, 2: Agency records, 3: Observation by case-managers.

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on 10 questions:

During the past few weeks, did you ever feel ....?  (yes/no)
A   Particularly excited 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)
Classification:
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a
Author's label:
Quality of life

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Age Young versus old Mental health status Expert ratings of mental health Total satisfaction on life domains Satisfaction with multiple domains of life Male-sex Sex (male vs female) Residence-type Restrictiveness of setting Client status In ambulatory treatment
Being in treatment for mental disorder (vs not)
Current general mental health