Fabricatore et al. (2000): study US 1995


Fabricatore, A.N.; Fenzel, L.M.; Handal, P.J.
Personal Spirituality as a Moderator of the Relationship between Stressors and Subjective Well-Being.
Journal of Psychology and Theology, 2000, Vol. 28, 221 - 228


Students, religious affiliated college, USA, 199?
Non-probability chunk sample
N = 120
Non Response
Questionnaire: paper
Questionnaire completed in class

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on 25 questions:

A number of statements that people have used to describe how they feel are given below. Read each one and circle the number that best describes how frequently that statement was true for you in the past seven days, including today. Some statements describe positive feelings and some describe negative feelings. You may have experienced both positive and negative feelings at different times in the past week.
A  I felt sad
B  I felt I had failed as a person
C  I felt dissatisfied with my life
D  I felt mentally alert
E  I felt disappointed with myself
F  I felt cheerful
G  I felt life wasn't worth living
H  I felt satisfied with my life
I   I felt healthy
J  I felt life crying
K  I felt I had been successful
L  I felt happy
M  I felt I couldn't make decisions
N  I felt unattractive
O  I felt optimistic about the future
P  I felt life was rewording
Q  I felt cheerless
R  I felt life has a purpose
S  I felt too tired to do anything
T  I felt pleased with the way I am
U  I felt lethargic
V  I found it easy to make decisions
W I felt life was enjoyable
X  I felt life was meaningless
Y  I felt run down

Answer options:
0  never
1  rarely
2  sometimes
3  often

Negative affect score (NAS): A, B, C,  E, G, J, M, N, Q, S, U, X, Y.
Positive affect score   (PAS): D, F, H,  I,  K,  L, O, P, R, T, V, W.
Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS - NAS + 39

Name: McGreal & Joseph 'Depression-Happiness Scale'  (DHS)
Author's label:
Subjective Well-being
Page in publication:
Error estimates:
Correlations between positive and negative affect subscales: r=-.70; p<.01
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 75 On range 0-10
47.40 -
10.30 -

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Stressors ( hassles and life events) Sum of negative life-events
Current hassles
Personal spirituality Current religious beliefs Satisfaction with life Happiness inventories involving unacceptable items