Baker & Intagliata (1982): study US 1981
- Baker, F.; Intagliata, J.
- Quality of Life in the Evaluation of Community Support Systems.
- Evaluation and Program Planning, 1982, Vol. 5, 69 - 79
- Mental patients shortly after change in institutional setting, USA, 1981
- Survey name:
- Unnamed study
- Non-probability purposive sample
- N = 118
- Non Response:
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?
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)
- Author's label:
- Quality of life
Being in treatment for mental disorder (vs not)
Current general mental health