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Studies

Joseph et al. (2004): study GB 2002

Publication

Author(s):
Joseph, S.; Harwood, J.; Lewis, C.A.; Linley, P.A.; McCollam, P.
Title:
Rapid Assessment of Well-Being: The Short Depression-Happiness Scale (SDHS).
Source:
Psychology and Psychotherapy; Theory, Research and Practice, 2004, Vol. 77, 463 - 478

Investigation

Public:
16+ aged, general public, United Kingdom, 2002
Sample:
Non-probability chunk sample
Respondents:
N = 241
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on 6 questions:

A number of statements that people have used to describe how they feel are given below. Read each one and circle the number that best describes how frequently that statement was true for you in the past seven days, including today. Some statements describe positive feelings and some describe negative feelings. You may have experienced both positive and negative feelings at different times in the past week.
A  I felt dissatisfied with my life
B  I felt happy
C  I felt cheerless
D  I felt pleased with the way I am
E  I felt life was enjoyable
F  I felt life was meaningless

Answer options:
0  never
1  rarely
2  sometimes
3  often

Negative affect score (NAS): A + C + F
Positive affect score   (PAS): B + D + E
Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS - NAS

Name: Joseph's 'Short Depression-Happiness Scale' (SDHS)
Classification:
A-BMc-cw-mq-v-4-b
Author's label:
Short Depression-Happiness Scale (SDHS)
Remarks:
Range 0-18; Alpha = .80
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range -3 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
12.13
SD:
3.27

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Depression Depressive (f31-33) Oxford Happiness Inventory Happiness inventories involving unacceptable items Extraversion Extraverted Agreeableness Agreeable Neuroticism Neurotic Conscientiousness Conscientious Opnenness to experience Open