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Beaman (2010): study CA 2005

Publication

Author(s):
Beaman, A.
Title:
The Role of Emotional Awareness, and Positive and Negative Social Support in Predicting Well-Being in Recent Retirees.
Source:
Thesis in the Department of Psychology, 2010 Concordia University, 1 - 112, Quebec, Canada

Investigation

Public:
Recent retirees, Canada, followed 1 year, 200/-200/
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Non-probability self-selected
Respondents:
N = 327
Non Response:
T1:26,8%, T2:12,8%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
completed questionnaires at Concordia University T2: 12 months after T1

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on 20 questions.

This scale consists of a number of words that describe different feelings and emotions. Read each item and mark the appropriate answer in the space next to that word. Indicate to what extend you felt this way during the past few weeks?
A  nervous
B  distressed
C  afraid
D  jittery
E  irritable
F  upset
G  scared
H  ashamed
I  guilty
J  hostile
K  excited
L  active
M  determined
N  inspired
O  enthusiastic
P  alert
Q  attentive
R  proud
S  strong
T  interested

Answer options:  
1  very slightly or not at all
2  a little
3  moderately
4  quite a bit
5  extremely

Negative affect score (NAS): A to J
Positive affect score (PAS): K to T
Affect Balance Score  (ABS): PAS - NAS

Name: Watson et al's PANAS ('past few weeks' version)
Classification:
A-BW-cm-mq-v-5-e
Author's label:
Well-Being
Remarks:
T1: M=21.68
T2: M=21.61
ABS computed by WDH-team 
T1: substracting NA(15,5) from PA (37,18)
T2: substracting NA(15,8) from PA (37,41)

T2: 12 months after T1
Page in publication:
32, 36, 60, 61, 65
Error estimates:
Internal consistency PA=.91; NA= .90 Internal reliability T1: PA=.90, NA=.89 T2: PA=.90, NA=.87
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range -40 - 40 On range 0-10
Mean:
21.61 -
SD:
- -

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Duration of retirement Time since retirement Gender Sexe: male (vs female) Emotional Awareness Self-conscious
Current mood awareness
Awareness of affect
Positive and negative social exchanges Current contacts Perceived social support Perceived availability of social support
Satisfaction with availability of social, support
Retirement satisfaction Satisfaction with retirement