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Studies

Berry & Willingham (1997): study US 1992

Publication

Author(s):
Berry, D.S.; Willingham, J.K.
Title:
Affective Traits, Responses to Conflict, and Satisfaction in Romantic Relationships.
Source:
Journal of Research in Personality, 1997, Vol. 31, 564 - 576

Investigation

Public:
University students, USA, 199?
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Non-probability chunk sample
Respondents:
N = 303
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Assessment not reported, assumed questionnaire administered in class

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 feel this way

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)/10
Positive affect score (PAS): (K to T)/10
Affect Balance Score  (ABS): PAS - NAS

Name: Watson's PANAS (time version not reported)
Classification:
A-BW-g-mq-v-5-a
Author's label:
PANAS
Page in publication:
568

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Relationship status Current love-life
Steady love-relation
Duration of current relationship Duration of current relationship Commitment in current relationship Attitudes to one's love-life Duration of past romantic relationship Earlier love-life
Desire to change love-life
Commitment in past relationship Duration of earlier love relationship Conflict in past relationship Conflict in earlier love relationship Desired termination in past relationship Attitude to ending of earlier love Exit typical responses to conflict