Chiriboga (1989): study US 1969
- Chiriboga, D.A.
- Stress and Loss in Middle Age.
- Kalish, R.A., Ed.: "Midlife Loss: Coping Strategies.", Sage, 1989, London, UK, 42 - 88
- People in transition, followed 4 years, metropolis, USA, 1969-1980
- N = 163
- Non Response:
- Attrition after 11 years 24%
Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings
- Full text:
Selfreport on 8 questions.
"During the past week, did you ever feel.....?"
A very lonely
E on top of the world
F excited or interested
G pleased about accomplishment
3 several times
-Positive Affect Score (PAS): E+F+G+H
-Negative Affect Score (NAS): A+B+C+D
-Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS-NAS+13
Name: Bradburn's Affect Balance Scale (modified version)
- Author's label:
- Affect Balance Score
Long term happiness (< 10 years ago)