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Studies

CBS (1987): study NL 1986

Publication

Author(s):
CBS,
Title:
De Leefsituatie van de Nederlandse Bevolking 1986, Kerncijfers.(Life Situation of the Dutch Population 1986.)
Source:
S.D.U./C.B.S. Publications, 1987, The Hague, Netherlands

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 1986
Survey name:
NL-LSS 1986
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 2000
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on 10 questions:

During the past few weeks, did you ever feel ....?  (yes/no)
A   Particularly excited or interested in something?
B   So restless that you couldn't sit long in a chair?
C   Proud because someone complimented you on something  
     you had done?
D   Very lonely or remote from other people?
E   Pleased about having accomplished something?
F   Bored?
G   On top of the world?
H   Depressed or very unhappy?
I    That things were going your way?
J    Upset because someone criticized you?

Answer options and scoring:
yes = 1
no  = 0
Summation:
-Positive Affect Score (PAS): A+C+E+G+I
-Negative Affect Score (NAS): B+D+F+H+J
-Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS minus NAS
Possible range: -5 to +5

Name: Bradburn's 'Affect Balance Scale' (standard version)
Classification:
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a
Page in publication:
49
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range -5 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.00 7.00