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Stephens (1988): study CA 1978

Publication

Author(s):
Stephens, T.
Title:
Physical Activity and Mental Health in the United States and Canada: Evidence from Four Population Surveys.
Source:
Preventive Medicine, 1988, Vol. 17, 35 - 47

Investigation

Public:
15+ aged, Canada, 1978-1979
Sample:
Probability simple random sample
Respondents:
N = 23791
Non Response:
25
Assessment:
Questionnaire: web

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on 10 questions:

"During the past few months, have you ever felt.....         
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   Depressed or very unhappy?
H  That things were going your way?
I    Upset because someone criticized you?

Answer options and scoring:
3  often
2  sometimes
1  never

Summation:
-Positive Affect Score (PAS): A+C+E+I
-Negative Affect Score (NAS): B+D+F+H+J
-Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS minus NAS
Possible range: -15 to +12
Name: Bradburn's 'Affect Balance Scale' (standard version)
Classification:
A-BB-cq-mq-v-3-a
Author's label:
Mental Health Measures
Page in publication:
37,38
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range -15 - 12 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.80

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Physical activity