Laukka (2007): study SE 2006
- Laukka, P.
- Uses of Music and Psychological Well-Being among the Elderly.
- Journal of Happiness Studies, 2007, Vol. 8, 215 - 241
- 65-75 aged, Sweden, 2006
- Probability simple random sample
- N = 280
- Non Response:
Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings
- Full text:
Self report 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
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)
- Author's label:
Summed socio-demographic + health + personality + life style