French et al. (1995): study CA Ontario 1990
- French, S.L.; Gekoski, W.L.; Knox, W.J.
- Gender Differences in Relating Life Events and Well-Being in Elderly Individuals.
- Social Indicators Research, 1995, Vol. 35, 1 - 25
- Elderly people, Ontario, Canada, 1990
- Survey name:
- Unnamed study
- Probability stratified sample
- N = 268
- Non Response:
Interviews were realized by one of four female interviewers for two 1-2 hour sessions (separated by not more than seven days)
Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings
- 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?
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
- Author's label:
- Affect Balance Scale
- Average of males and females: males M 6.4, SD 1.9, females: M 6.6, SD 1.8
Affect Balance Scale was administrated at T1
The Affect Balance Scale was presented either in paper and pencil or interview format
- Page in publication:
- Error estimates:
- Cronbach's alpha is 0.59
- Observed distribution
- 1: 0%, 2: 0%
- Summary Statistics
- On original range -9 - 9 On range 0-10