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Franklin et al. (1986): study US 1985

Publication

Author(s):
Franklin, J.L.; Simmons, J.; Solowitz, B.
Title:
Assessing Quality of Life of the Mentally Ill. A Three Dimensional Model.
Source:
Evaluation & The Health Professions, 1986, Vol. 9, 376 -388

Investigation

Public:
18-65 aged, mentally ill, USA, 1985
Sample:
Non-probability purposive-expert sample
Respondents:
N = 220
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

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:
Affect Balance Scale
Page in publication:
381-382

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Income Current income level (unspecified) Satisfaction with income Satisfaction with income Employment Status Current employment status Satisfaction with Employment Satisfaction with current employment status Housing Quality of current dwelling Satisfaction with housing Satisfaction with housing Living Arrangements Current household-composition Satisfaction with Living Arrangements Attitudes to household-composition Social relations Current number of friends Satisfaction with social relations Satisfaction with friends Leisure Current leisure activity Satisfaction with leisure Satisfaction with leisure