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Steverink & Lindenberg (2006): study NL 2001

Publication

Author(s):
Steverink, N.; Lindenberg, S.
Title:
Which Social Needs are Important for Subjective Well-Being? What Happens to Them with Aging?
Source:
Psychology and Aging, 2006, Vol. 21, 281 - 290

Investigation

Public:
65+aged, Netherlands, 2001
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Probability simple random sample
Respondents:
N = 3000
Non Response:
44.07%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on 20 questions.

This scale consists of a number of words that describe different feelings and emotions. Read each item and mark the appropriate answer in the space next to that word. Indicate to what extend you felt this way during the past few weeks?
A  nervous
B  distressed
C  afraid
D  jittery
E  irritable
F  upset
G  scared
H  exiled
I   ashamed
J   guilty
K  hostile
L  active
M  determined
N  inspired
O  enthusiastic
P  alert
Q  attentive
R  proud
S  strong
T  interested

Answer options:
a  1  very slightly or not at all
b  2  a little
c  3  moderately
d  4  quite a bit
e  5  extremely

Negative affect score (NAS): A to K
Positive affect score   (PAS): L to T
Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS - NAS

Name: Watson et al's PANAS ('past few weeks' version)
Classification:
A-BW-cm-mq-v-5-e
Author's label:
Affect-Balance
Remarks:
Affect Balance computed by WDH team, subtracting average Negative Affect (12.6) from average Positive Affect (23.2)
Page in publication:
284
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range -40 - 40 On range 0-10
Mean:
10.60