Hanson & Spanier (1983): study US Pennsylvania 1977
- Hanson, S.L.; Spanier, G.B.
- Family Development and Adjustment to Marital Separation.
- Sociology and Social Research, 1983, Vol. 68, 19 - 40
- Recently separated, Pennsylvania.USA, followed 2 years, 1977-79
- N = 210
- Non Response:
- T1: 39 % , T2: 48 %
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?
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
-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)
- Author's label:
- Affect Balance Scale
MARRIAGE: MARITAL STATUS CAREER