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Hall (1976): study GB 1971

Publication

Author(s):
Hall, J.
Title:
Subjective Measures of Quality of Life in Britain, 1971 to 1975: Some Developments and Trends.
Source:
Social Trends, 1976, Vol. 7, 47 - 60

Investigation

Public:
Adults, general public, Great Britain, 1971-1975
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 593
Non Response:
?
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

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:
Positive and negative affect
Remarks:
PA; 2,5; NA: 1,1
Page in publication:
58
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range -5 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
1.40 7.40
Full text:
Self rating on single question:

"All things considered, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you overall with your life as a whole these days?"

Rated on ladder scale
[ 10 ]  completely satisfied
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[  0  ]  completely dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-l-11-a
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Remarks:
1971: Ms'= 7.8   (recalculated from 7-point scale)
1973: Ms = 7.6
1975: Ms = 7.8   0-4: 3%, 5-7: 29%, 8-9: 48%, 10=20%,
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%,   11: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.80

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Satisfaction with leisure Satisfaction with leisure Satisfaction with town Satisfaction with local environment Satisfaction with house Satisfaction with housing Satisfaction with district Attitude to region Satisfaction with democracy Attitudes to democracy Satisfaction with life in Britain Satisfaction with life in nation in general Satisfaction with health Satisfaction with health Satisfaction with family life Satisfaction with family-life Satisfaction with education Satisfaction with education Satisfaction with financial situation Satisfaction with financial situation Satisfaction with standard of living Satisfaction with standard of living Satisfaction with job Satisfaction with work-as-a-whole Satisfaction with being a housewife Satisfaction with being a house-wife