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Studies

Kuiper & Martin (1998a): study CA Ontario 1993

Publication

Author(s):
Kuiper, N.A.; Martin, R.A.
Title:
Sense of Humor, self-concept, and Psychological Well-Being in psychiatric Inpatients.
Source:
Humor, 1998, Vol. 11, 357 -381

Investigation

Public:
Psychiatric patients, Ontario Canada, 199?
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Non-probability purposive-expert sample
Respondents:
N = 56
Non Response:
not reported
Assessment:
Questionnaire: web
questionnaires completed individually on a computer in a comfortable room in the hospital in the presence of a research assistant for help - if needed.

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 feel this way during the past few days:

A  nervous
B  distressed
C  afraid
D  jittery
E  irritable
F  upset
G  scared
H  ashamed
I  guilty
J  hostile
K  excited
L  active
M  determined
N  inspired
O  enthusiastic
P  alert
Q  attentive
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 J
Positive affect score (PAS): K to T
Affect Balance Score  (ABS): PAS - NAS

Name: Watson's PANAS ('past few days' version)
Classification:
A-BW-c-mq-v-5-c
Author's label:
Positive and negative affect scale
Remarks:
PA and NA presented seperately, ABS computed by WDH team
Page in publication:
368
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:
9.21

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding ICD-9 diagnosis group Schizophrenic (f20)
Depressive (f31-33)
Current specific mental disorders (icd-10 classification)