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Studies

Filipp & Klauer (1991): study XZ Germany West 1988

Publication

Author(s):
Filipp, S.H.; Klauer, T.
Title:
Subjective Well-Being in the Face of Critical Life Events: The Case of the Successful Copers.
Source:
Strack, F,;et al;Eds.: "Subjective Well - Being", Pergamon Press, 1991, Oxford, UK, 213 - 234

Investigation

Public:
Cancer patients, followed 6 months after onset, Trier, 198?
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 332
Non Response:
not reported
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on 22 questions:

Below is a list of opposed attributes. Please indicate which applies best to your situation at this moment. Don't think too long. Place a cross next to the word this fits best. If you cannot decide, use the neither/nor option. Do not skip any lines.

At the moment I am feeling.....

A  refreshed ...............................listless
B  indifferent toward ...................interested in others
C  pleased ..................................depressed
D  successful..............................unsuccessful
E   irritable...................................peaceful
F   indecisive...............................ready to make decisions          
G  cheerful..................................Tearful
H  in a good mood...................... in a bad mood
I    lacking in appetite..................with a good appetite
J   sociable..................................withdrawn
K  unworthy.................................worthy
L   relaxed................................... tense
M  happy.....................................unhappy
N  shy..........................................communicative
O  sinful and wicked....................pure
P  secure.....................................threatened
Q  abandoned.............................cared for
R  even-tempered.......................driven
S  confident.................................insecure
T  miserable.................................comfortable
U  flexible.....................................inflexible
V  tired.........................................rested
W hesitating................................firm
X  calm........................................restless
Y  lacking in energy....................energetic
Z  useless...................................indispensable
AA sluggish................................ lively
AB superior.................................inferior

Response options:
3  positive option
2  neither nor
1  negative option


Summation: Mean

Name: Zerssen's 'Befindlichkeits Skala' version 1 (B-S)
Classification:
A-ASA-mi-mq-v-3-a
Author's label:
Well-being
Page in publication:
224

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Rumination Coping with illness
Current worries
Search of affiliation Perceived need for social support
Coping with illness
Threat minimization Coping with illness
Feeling secure (vs threatened)
Search for information Attitudes to medical treatment
Coping with illness
Search for meaning in religion Current meaning of life
Attitudes to religion
Coping with illness