Brenner (1979): study US Washington County, Maryland 1971
- Brenner, B.
- Depressed Affect as a Cause of Associated Somatic Problems.
- Psychological Medicine, 1979, Vol. 9, 737 - 746
- 18+ aged, general public, Washington County, USA, followed 1 to 12 months, 1971-1974
- N = 1755
- Non Response
- Non-response: 23% Not selected for follow up: 36% Dropout: ±23 %
followed by a mailed questionnaire or a re-interview.
Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings
- Full text:
Self report on 2 questions:
"Please tell me how often you have felt this way during the past week...?"
A I enjoyed life
B I was happy
1 rarely or none of the time
2 some or a little of the time
3 occasionally or a moderate amount of time
4 most of the time
Summation: average score on A an B
- Author's label:
- Elevated affect