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Studies

Hobdy et al. (2007): study US Texas 2006

Publication

Author(s):
Hobdy, J.; Hayslip, B.; Kaminski, P.
Title:
The Role of Attachment Style in Coping with Job Loss and the Empty Nest in Adulthood.
Source:
International Journal of Ageing and Hunman Development, 2007, Vol. 65, 335 - 371

Investigation

Public:
Empty nest and job-loss adults, USA, 2006
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 276
Non Response:
16%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on 26 items. (text of items not reported)
13 items positive affect
13 items negative affect
1 = yes
0 = no
Compute Affect Balance: (sum positive items = yes) minus (sum negative items = yes)
Affect Balance Scale Bradburn, 26 item version
Classification:
A-AB-?-mq-v-2-a
Author's label:
Positive and negative affect
Remarks:
Weighed average computed from PA and NA by WDH-team for whole sample (empty-nest + job-loss).
Job-loss: M= -2.50
Empty-nest: M= +.55
Page in publication:
346-347,349-350
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range -13 - 13 On range 0-10
Mean:
-1.95 3.05