Sudman (1967): study US 1964 /1
- Sudman, S.
- Reducing the Cost of Surveys.
- Aldine, 1967, Chicago, USA
- Adults, general public, USA, 1964
- Survey name:
- Probability stratified sample
- N = 2084
- Non Response:
- not reported
Mixed methods: face-to face, telephone and written questionnaire
Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings
- Full text:
Selfreport on 9 questions:
During the past few weeks, did you ever feel ....? (yes/no)
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?
G On top of the world?
H Depressed or very unhappy?
I That things were going your way?
J Upset because someone criticized you?
Answer options and scoring:
yes = 1
no = 0
-Positive Affect Score (PAS): AC+E+G+I
-Negative Affect Score (NAS): B+D+F+H+J
-Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS minus NAS
Possible range: -5 to +4
Name: Bradburn's 'Affect Balance Scale' (adjusted version 'excited/interested' item dropped)
- Author's label:
- Affect level
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