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Studies

Renne (1974): study US Alameda County, California 1965

Publication

Author(s):
Renne, K.S.
Title:
Measurement of Social Health in a General Population Survey.
Source:
Social Science Research, 1974, Vol. 3, 25 - 44

Investigation

Public:
20+ aged, general public, Alameda County, California, USA, 1965
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 6928
Non Response:
14%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
administered at home

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on 7 questions:

"Here is a list that describes how people feel at different times.
How often do you feel each of these ways?

A
B
C
D
E
F
G
items not reported.

Response options;
-  never
-  sometimes
-  often

Scoring:
-  Positive Affect Score (PAS): sum 3 positive item
-  Negative Affect Score (NAS): sum 4 negative items
-  Affect Balance Score (ABS):  PAS - NAS

Name: Bradburn's Affect Balance Scale (modified version)
Classification:
A-BB-g-mq-v-3-d
Author's label:
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Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Social health Current total social participation