Bankoff (1981): study US 1979
- Bankoff, E.A.
- Effects of Friendship Support on the Psychological Well-Being of Widows.
- Research in the Interweave of Social Roles. Friendship, 1981, Vol. 2, 109 - 139
- Widowed women in grief, USA, 198?
- N = 447
- Non Response:
Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings
- Full text:
Selfreport on 9 questions:
We are interested in the way people are feeling these days. The following list describes some of the ways people feel at different times. Please indicate how often you felt each way during the last week.
How often last week did you feel .....?
A On the top of the world
B Very lonely or remote from other people
C Particularly excited or interested in something
D Depressed or very unhappy
E Pleased about having accomplished something
G Proud because someone complimented you on something
you had done
H So restless you couldn't sit long in a chair
I Vaguely uneasy about something without knowing why
0 not at all
2 several times
Positive Affect Score (PAS): summed scores on A, C, E, G
Negative Affect Score (NAS): summed scores on B, D, F, H, I
Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS minus NAS
Possible range: -15 tot +12
Name: Bradburn's `Affect Balance Scale' (modified version)
- Author's label:
- Overall psychological well-being