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Studies

Chiriboga & Cutler (1977): study US 1977

Publication

Author(s):
Chiriboga, D.A.; Cutler, L.
Title:
Stress Responses among Divorcing Men and Women.
Source:
Journal of Divorce, 1977, Vol. 1, 95 - 106

Investigation

Public:
Recently divorced, California, USA,1977
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 252
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Interview with both structured and open questions

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:
  
Taking all together: how happy would you say you are? Would you say you are?
3  very happy
2  pretty happy
1  not too happy
Classification:
O-HL-u-sq-v-3-a
Author's label:
Psychological Well-being.
Full text:
Selfreport on 8 questions.

"During the past week, did you ever feel.....?"
A  very lonely
B  restless
C  bored
D  depressed
E  on top of the world
F  excited or interested
G  pleased about accomplishment
H  proud

Answer options:
1  never
2  once
3  several times
4  often

Summation:
-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)
Classification:
A-BB-cw-mq-v-4-d
Author's label:
Affect balance.

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Stress response to divorce Coping with divorce/widowhood