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Baltatescu (2014): study RO 1999

Publication

Author(s):
Baltatescu, S.M.
Title:
Gender and Age Differences in Subjective Well-Being: Romania 1999-2005.
Source:
Eckermann, E.; Ed: "Gender, Lifespan and Quality of Life: An International Perspective", Springer Science+Buisiness Media Dordrecht, 2014, Dordrecht, Netherlands, 99 - 114

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged general public Romania 1999
Survey name:
RO-Romanian POB
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 1000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on 10 questions:

"During the past week, did you ever feel.....?"

A   So restless that you could not sit long in a chair
B   Proud, because someone had complimented you
C   Very lonely or remote  from people?
D   Pleased about having accomplished something
E   Bored
F   On top of the world?
G   Depressed
H   That things were going your way?
I    Upset because someone criticized you?
J   Could not do anything, simply because you could not start?

Answer options and scoring:
- yes  = 1
- no  =  0

Summation:
Positive Affect Score (PAS): summed  scores on  B,D F,H
Negative Affect Score (NAS): summed  scores on A,C,E,G,I,J
Affect Balance Score (ABS):  PAS minus NAS

Possible range -6 to +4

Name: Bradburn's `Affect Balance Scale'  (adapted version)
Classification:
A-BB-cw-mq-v-2-a
Author's label:
Affect Balance
Remarks:
weighted average computed from Table 7.2
Page in publication:
107
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range -6 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
0.34 5.34
SD:
0.08

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Sex (male vs female) Sex (male vs female)