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Gerard (1985): study GB 1981

Publication

Author(s):
Gerard, D.
Title:
Values and Voluntary Work.
Source:
Abrams, M.; et al.;Eds.: "Values and Social Change in Britain", McMillan, 1985, London, UK, 201 - 226

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Great Britain, 1981
Sample:
Probability sample (unspecified)
Respondents:
N = 1231
Non Response:
?
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

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:
Psychological well-being
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range -5 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
1.41 6.40

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Participation in voluntary work Attendance to meetings