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Studies

Joiner et al. (1996): study US 1996

Publication

Author(s):
Joiner, T.E.; Catanzaro, S.J.; Laurent, J.
Title:
Tripartite Structure of Positive and Negative Affect, Depression, and Anxiety in Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Inpatients.
Source:
Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 1996, Vol.105, 401 - 409

Investigation

Public:
8-16 aged psychiatric inpatients, USA,1996
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 116
Non Response:
Assessment:
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Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on 20 questions.

This scale consists of a number of words that describe different feelings and emotions. Read each item and mark the appropriate answer in the space next to that word. Indicate to what extend you felt this way in the past 2 weeks.
A  nervous
B  stressed out
C  afraid
D  jumpy
E  irritable
F  upset
G  scared
H  exiled
I   ashamed
J   guilty
K  angry
L  active
M  satisfied
N  lively
O  eager
P  alert
Q  paying good attention
R  proud
S  strong
T  interested

Answer options:
1  very slightly or not at all
2  a little
3  moderately
4  quite a bit
5  extremely

Negative affect score (NAS): A to K
Positive affect score   (PAS): L to T
Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS - NAS

Name: Watson et al's PANAS (adapted version for children)
Classification:
A-BW-cm-mq-v-5-b
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range -40 - 40 On range 0-10
Mean:
24.47
SD:
6.56