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

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:
Psychiatric patients, West Germany, 196?
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 56
Non Response:
-
Assessment:
Multiple methods
Questionnaire, diary and doctor ratings

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withdrawn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

Correlational Findings

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