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Studies

Verrips et al. (1999): study NL 1994

Publication

Author(s):
Verrips, E.G.; Koopman, H.M.; Theunissen, N.C.; Vogels, T.C.
Title:
Measuring Health-Related Qality of Life in a Child Population.
Source:
European Journal of Public Health, 1999, Vol. 9, 188 - 193

Investigation

Public:
8-11 aged, children . The Netherlands, 199?
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 1159
Non Response:
31%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Questionnaire mailed to parents. Parents were asked to have their children complete a separate children questionaire

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Parents' rating of child on 16 questions:

In the recent weeks, did your child feel
A  Joyful
B  Contented
E  Enthusiastic
F  Relaxed
G  Happy
H  Confident
J  Cheerful
K  Short-tempered
L  Jealous
M  Anxious
N  Sad
O  Angry
P  Worried
Q  Gloomy
R  Aggressive

Rated:
0  never
1  sometimes
2  often

Summation: (A+B+C+D+E+F+G+H+J) - (K+L+M+N+O+P+Q+R)
Name: TACQOL Positive and Negative emotional functioning scales
Classification:
A-AB-cm-rdf-v-3-a
Remarks:
Affect Balance Scores computed by us by substracting Positive Affect Scale from Negative Affect
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range -16 - 16 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.20
Full text:
Self rating on 16 questions:

In the recent weeks, did you feel
A  Joyful
B  In good spirits
C  Contented
E  Enthusiastic
F  Relaxed
G  Happy
H  Confident
J  Cheerful
K  Short-tempered
L  Jealous
M  Anxious
N  Sad
O  Angry
P  Worried
Q  Gloomy
R  Aggressive

Rated:
0  never
1  sometimes
2  often

Summation: (A+B+C+D+E+F+G+H+J) - (K+L+M+N+O+P+Q+R)
Name: TACQOL Positive and Negative emotional functioning scales
Classification:
A-AB-cm-mq-v-3-a
Remarks:
Affect Balance Scores computed by us by substracting Positive Affect Scale from Negative Affect
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range -16 - 16 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.00

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Parents rating of child's happiness Rating of happiness by parents