Balkin (1968): study US 1964
- Balkin, J.L.
- Once More, with Feeling: Psychotherapy Revisited.
- Unpublished PhD Dissertation, University of Colombia, 1968, USA
- 40-50 aged, female therapy clients, followed 4 weeks, USA 196?
- Non-probability purposive sample
- N = 100
- Non Response:
Feelings over a period of four weeks were asessed with the Personal Feeling Scales of Wessman and Ricks.
Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings
- Full text:
Selfreport on single question, repeated every evening before retiring during 3 weeks (experience sampling).
"On the average, how happy or unhappy did you feel today....?"
1 Extremely unhappy. Utterly depressed. Completely down.
2 Very unhappy. Depressed. Spirits very low.
3 Pretty unhappy. Somewhat 'blue'. Spirits down.
4 Mildly unhappy. Just a little low.
5 Barely unhappy. Just this side of neutral.
6 Barely happy. Just this side of neutral.
7 Mildly happy. Feeling fairly good and somewhat cheerful.
8 Pretty happy. Spirits high. Feeling good.
9 Very happy. Feeling really good. Elated.
10 Extremely happy. Feeling ecstatic, joyous, fantastic.
Name: Wessman & Ricks' `Elation - Depression Scale" (adapted version)
- Author's label:
- Elation vs. depression
- Page in publication:
Earlier psychological treatments
Perceived need for treatment
Readiness to seek professional care
Actual changes in happiness