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Studies

Tissue (1972): study US 1969

Publication

Author(s):
Tissue, T.
Title:
Another Look at Self-Rated Health among the Elderly.
Source:
Journal of Gerontology, 1972, Vol. 27, 91 - 94

Investigation

Public:
Aged persons, welfare recipients, USA, 1969
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 256
Non Response:
-
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on 10 questions:

During the past few weeks, did you ever feel ....?  (yes/no)
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   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
Summation:
-Positive Affect Score (PAS): A+C+E+G+I
-Negative Affect Score (NAS): B+D+F+H+J
-Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS minus NAS
Possible range: -5 to +5

Name: Bradburn's 'Affect Balance Scale' (standard version)
Classification:
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a
Author's label:
Morale
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

".....achievement of own life goals"
(Full question not reported)
3  most
2  some
1  few
Classification:
C-RG-u-sq-v-3-a
Author's label:
Morale
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

" ......happy ..... " (full text not reported)
3  very happy
2  pretty happy
1  not too happy
Classification:
O-H?-?-sq-v-3-a
Author's label:
Morale

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Self-perceived health Global health rating