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Crandall & Putman (1980): study US Idaho 1975

Publication

Author(s):
Crandall, J.E.; Putman, E.L.
Title:
Relations between Measures of Social Interest and Psychological Well-Being.
Source:
Journal of Individual Psychology, 1980, Vol. 20, 156 - 168

Investigation

Public:
Non-teaching employees, university, Idaho, USA, 197?
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 82
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question, asked twice in interview:

How do you feel about your life as a whole......?
7  delighted
6  pleased
5  mostly satisfied
4  mixed
3  mostly dissatisfied
2  unhappy
1  terrible

Summation: arithmetic mean

Name: Andrews & Withey's "Delighted-Terrible Scale" (original version)
Also known as Lehman's 'Global life satisfaction'
Classification:
O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-a
Author's label:
Cognitive evaluation of well being
Page in publication:
158
Full text:
Selfreport on 18 questions:

How have things been going in the past few weeks? Please tick one of the two boxes for each of the questions below:
A  Have you been annoyed with someone?
B  Have you ever felt lonely or remote from people?
C  Have you ever felt that things were going your way?
D  Have you ever felt very worried
E  Have you ever felt pleased because you've got friends?
F  Have you ever been afraid of what might happen?
G  Have you ever felt particularly excited or interested in something?
H  Have you ever felt depressed or unhappy?
I   Have you ever been full of energy?
J  Have you ever felt really tired?
K  Have you ever felt so restless that you could not sit long in a chair?
L  Have you ever felt that you were really enjoying yourself?
M  Have you ever felt really cheerful?
N  Have you ever felt like crying?
O  Have you ever felt at the top of the world?
P  Have you ever felt confident about the future?
Q  Have you ever felt bored?
R  Have you ever felt pleased about having accomplished something?

Rated:
0:  no
1:  yes

Computation: (C+E+G+I+L+M+O+P+R) - (A+B+D+F+H+J+K+N+Q)

Name: Bradburn's Affect Balance Scale: extended version
Classification:
A-AB-cm-mq-v-2-a
Author's label:
Affect balance
Page in publication:
159

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Social interest scale Current interests
Current self-ideal
Social values
Work category Current satisfaction with work Interpersonal relations Satisfaction with friends
Concern about intimates