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Studies

Kunzmann et al. (2000): study DE Berlin 1990

Publication

Author(s):
Kunzmann, U.; Little, T.D.; Smith, J.
Title:
Is Age-Related Stability of Subjective Well-Being a Paradox? Cross-Selection and Longitudinal Evidence from the Berlin Aging Study.
Source:
Psychologing and Aging, 2000, Vol. 3, 511 - 526

Investigation

Public:
70-103 aged, Germany, 1990-1993
Survey name:
DE-Berlin Aging Study
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 516
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

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 during the past few weeks?
A  nervous
B  distressed
C  afraid
D  jittery
E  irritable
F  upset
G  scared
H  exiled
I   ashamed
J   guilty
K  hostile
L  active
M  determined
N  inspired
O  enthusiastic
P  alert
Q  attentive
R  proud
S  strong
T  interested

Answer options:
a  1  very slightly or not at all
b  2  a little
c  3  moderately
d  4  quite a bit
e  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 ('past few weeks' version)
Classification:
A-BW-cm-mq-v-5-e
Author's label:
Emotional well-being
Remarks:
Affect Balance at  T1 computed by WDH team, subtracting average Positive Affect (3.20) from Negative Affect  (2.34)
Page in publication:
515
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:
0.89

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Continuer / non-continuer Panel-dropout