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Haight (1988): study US 1982

Publication

Author(s):
Haight, B.K.
Title:
The therapeutic Role of a structured Life Review Process in homebound elderly Subjects.
Source:
Journal of Gerontology, 1988, Vol. 43, 40 - 44

Investigation

Public:
Homebound elderly participating in life review program, USA, 198?
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Probability simple random sample
Respondents:
N = 51
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

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?

Rated:
0:  no
1:  yes

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
Classification:
A-AB-cm-mq-v-2-a
Author's label:
Psychological well-being
Page in publication:
41

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Life review proces program Life-review exercise
Individual counsel
Care
On invitation, no pay
Change in support received
Actual changes in happiness
Mono sort
One-time treatment