Chang & Dodder (1984): study US 1980
- Chang, R.H.; Dodder, R.A.
- Activity and Affect among the Aged.
- The Journal of Social Psychology, 1984, Vol. 125, 127 - 128
- Retired teachers, Oklahoma, USA and Taipei, Taiwan, 198?
- Non-probability chunk sample
- N = 379
- Non Response:
The Affect Ballance Scale ( Bradburn 1969). Activity level was measured by subjects estimation of hours spent on each activity in a typical week.
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?
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
-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)
- Author's label:
- Psychological well-being