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Francis & Bolger (1994): study GB 1993

Publication

Author(s):
Francis, L.J.; Bolger, J.
Title:
Personality and Psychological Well-Being in Later Life.
Source:
The Irish Journal of Personality, 1994, Vol. 18, 444 - 447

Investigation

Public:
55-85 aged, retired civil servants, United Kingdom, 199?
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Sampling not reported
Respondents:
N = 50
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Bradburns Balanced Affect Scale together with the 24 item abbreviated Revised Eysenck Personality Questionnaire

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on 10 questions:

During the past few weeks, did you ever feel ....?  (yes/no)
A   Particularly excited or interested in something?
B   So restless that you couldn't sit long in a chair?
C   Proud because someone complimented you on something  
     you had done?
D   Very lonely or remote from other people?
E   Pleased about having accomplished something?
F   Bored?
G   On top of the world?
H   Depressed or very unhappy?
I    That things were going your way?
J    Upset because someone criticized you?

Answer options and scoring:
yes = 1
no  = 0
Summation:
-Positive Affect Score (PAS): A+C+E+G+I
-Negative Affect Score (NAS): B+D+F+H+J
-Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS minus NAS
Possible range: -5 to +5

Name: Bradburn's 'Affect Balance Scale' (standard version)
Classification:
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a
Author's label:
Balanced Affect
Page in publication:
446

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Extraversion Extraverted Neuroticism Neurotic Psychoticism Psychotic Lie scale Genuine