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Schwarz & Strian (1972): study XZ Germany West 1967 /1

Publication

Author(s):
Schwarz, D.; Strian, F.
Title:
Psychometrische Untersuchungen zur Befindlichkeit psychiatrischer und intern-medizinischer Patienten. (Psychometric investigations on well-being in psychiatric and medical patients).
Source:
Archiv für Psychiatric und Nervenkrankheiten, 1972, Vol. 216, 70 - 81

Investigation

Public:
Medical patients, West Germany, 197?
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 180
Non Response:
-
Assessment:
Multiple methods
uestionnaire, diary and physician rating

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on 22 questions:

Below is a list of opposed attributes. Please indicate which applies best to your situation at this moment. Don't think too long. Place a cross next to the word this fits best. If you cannot decide, use the neither/nor option. Do not skip any lines.

At the moment I am feeling.....

A  refreshed ...............................listless
B  indifferent toward ...................interested in others
C  pleased ..................................depressed
D  successful..............................unsuccessful
E   irritable...................................peaceful
F   indecisive...............................ready to make decisions          
G  cheerful..................................Tearful
H  in a good mood...................... in a bad mood
I    lacking in appetite..................with a good appetite
J   sociable..................................withdrawn
K  unworthy.................................worthy
L   relaxed................................... tense
M  happy.....................................unhappy
N  shy..........................................communicative
O  sinful and wicked....................pure
P  secure.....................................threatened
Q  abandoned.............................cared for
R  even-tempered.......................driven
S  confident.................................insecure
T  miserable.................................comfortable
U  flexible.....................................inflexible
V  tired.........................................rested
W hesitating................................firm
X  calm........................................restless
Y  lacking in energy....................energetic
Z  useless...................................indispensable
AA sluggish................................ lively
AB superior.................................inferior

Response options:
3  positive option
2  neither nor
1  negative option


Summation: Mean

Name: Zerssen's 'Befindlichkeits Skala' version 1 (B-S)
Classification:
A-ASA-mi-mq-v-3-a
Author's label:
Well-being
Remarks:
Scale administered before treatment and four weeks after
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
19.70
Full text:
Selfreport on 28 questions:

Below is a list of opposed attributes. Please indicate which applies best to your situation at this moment. Don't think too long. Place a cross next to the word this fits best. If you cannot decide, use the neither/nor option. Do not skip any lines.

"At the moment I am feeling.....:"

A outgoing-------------------- inhibited
B in good spirits------------ gloomy
C lacking in drive---------- motivated
D easily ill---------------------- heal,thy
E determined---------------- aimless
F serious----------------------- lighthearted
G lacking in ideas--------- full of ideas
H sensitive-------------------- thick-skinned
I  pessimistic---------------- optimistic
J carefree-------------------- brooding
K worn out-------------------- alert
L capable of love---------- incapable of love
M Guilty-------------------------- innocent
N exhausted----------------- revived
O tired of living-------------- enjoying live
P good natured------------- mean
Q merry------------------------- sad
R loved-------------------------unloved
S lazy---------------------------- active
T reserved-------------------- responsive
U full of life-------------------  lifeless
V spirited----------------------  inert
W Attentive-------------------  absent minded
X desperate------------------ hopeful
Y content......................discontent
Z afraid........................  unafraid
AA vigorous...................powerless
AB equable....................restless

Response options:
3  positive option
2  neither/nor
1  negative option


Summation: Mean

Name: Zersen's 'Befindlichkeits Skala  version 2 (B-S')


















"At the moment I am feeling....."

A  outgoing...................................................inhibited
B  in good spirits...........................................gloomy
C  lacking in drive.........................................motivated
D  easily ill.....................................................healthy
E  determined...............................................aimless
F  serious......................................................lighthearted
G  lacking in ideas........................................full  of ideas
H  sensitive...................................................thick-skinned
I    pessimistic...............................................optimistic
J   carefree...................................................brooding
K   worn out..................................................alert
L   capable of love........................................incapable of love
M   guilty.......................................................innocent
N   exhausted...............................................revived
O   tired of living...........................................enjoying life
P   good-natured..........................................mean
Q   merry.......................................................sad
R   loved......................................................unloved
S   lazy.........................................................active
T   reserved..................................................responsive
U   full of life..................................................lifeless
V   spirited.....................................................inert
W  attentive..................................................absent minded
X   desperate................................................hopeful

Response options:
c   positive option
b   neutral
a   negative option

Scoring: a = 1.........c = 3

Summation:
Classification:
A-ASA-mi-mq-v-3-b
Author's label:
Befindlichkeit

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Depression_A Depressive (f31-33) Depression_B Depressive (f31-33)