Nabi et al. (2008): study GB London 1985
- Nabi, H.; De Vogli, R.; Kivimaki, M.
- Positive and Negative Affect and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease: Whitehall 11 Prospective Cohort Study.
- British Medical Journal, 2008, Vol. 337, 32 - 36
- Employees of a firm, age 35-55, London, United Kingdom, 1985-1990
- Non-probability purposive sample
- N = 10308
- Non Response:
Clinical information and a self-administered questionnaire. Phase 1: 1985-88 Phase 2: 1989-90 Phase 7: 2003-04
Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings
- Full text:
Selfreport on 11 questions:
"During the past few weeks, did you ever feel.....?"
C could not get going
F too busy
I on top of the world
Answer options and scoring:
- yes = 1
- no = 0
Positive Affect Score (PAS): summed scores on H, I, J, K
Negative Affect Score (NAS): summed scores A, B, C, D, E, F, G
Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS minus NAS
Possible range: -7 to +5
Name: Bradburn's `Affect Balance Scale' (modified version)
- Author's label:
- Positive and negative affect
- 75% of the participants filled in ABS-questions at phase 1. Where phase 1 data were missing, PA- and NA-scores were used at phase 2. Replacement percentage was 15,0% for Positive Affect And 14,3 % for Negative Affect.
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- Observed distribution
- 1: 0%, 2: 0%, 3: 0%, 4: 0%
- Summary Statistics
- On original range -7 - 5 On range 0-10