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Studies

Simmons et al. (1973): study US 1968

Publication

Author(s):
Simmons, R.G.; Rosenberg, F.; Rosenberg, M.
Title:
Disturbance in the Self-Image at Adolescence.
Source:
American Sociological Review, 1973, Vol. 38, 553 - 568

Investigation

Public:
Public school pupils age 8-18, Baltimore, USA, 1968
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1988
Non Response:
27%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Pupils interviewed after school

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on 6 questions:

A  On the whole, how happy would you say you are?
B  On the whole, I think I am a quite happy person.
C  In general, how would you say you feel most of the time -in   
    good or in low spirits?
D  I get a lot of fun out of life.
E  I wish I could be as happy as others seem to be.
F  How often do you feel downcast and rejected?

Response options: not reported

The items of this scale were randomly distributed in the questionnaire.

Name: Rosen 'Depressive Affect Scale'
Classification:
M-AO-g-mq-v-5-a
Author's label:
Depressive Affect
Error estimates:
Guttman scale reproducebility 92.2% Guttman scale scalability 69.5%

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Age Age difference among young people