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RUSSET panel study (2005): study RU 1999

Publication

Author(s):
RUSSET panel study,
Title:
Russian Socio-Economic Transition Panel study (RUSSET)
Source:
William van der Veld's website

Investigation

Public:
16+ aged, general public, Russia, 1999
Survey name:
RU-RUSSET7
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 2868
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taken all together, how would you say things are these days? Would say that you are ...
4  very happy
3  pretty happy
2  not too happy
1  not happy at all
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-4-h
Author's label:
happiness
Remarks:
Weighed: Mo= 2.43, Sdo = 0.65
Page in publication:
v297
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 3.4%,   2: 46.3%,   3: 40.2%,   4: 5.2%   (total 95.1%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.50 4.99
SD:
0.66 2.19
Full text:
Selfreport on 10 questions:

During the past few weeks, did you ever feel ....?  (yes/no)
A   Particularly excited or interested in something?
B   So restless that you couldn't sit long in a chair?
C   Proud because someone complimented you on something  
     you had done?
D   Very lonely or remote from other people?
E   Pleased about having accomplished something?
F   Bored?
G   On top of the world?
H   Depressed or very unhappy?
I    That things were going your way?
J    Upset because someone criticized you?

Answer options and scoring:
yes = 1
no  = 0
Summation:
-Positive Affect Score (PAS): A+C+E+G+I
-Negative Affect Score (NAS): B+D+F+H+J
-Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS minus NAS
Possible range: -5 to +5

Name: Bradburn's 'Affect Balance Scale' (standard version)
Classification:
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a
Remarks:
Valid responses: 2826
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range -5 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
-1.95 3.05
SD:
2.04