Findings on happiness in Tissue & Wells (1971): study US 1971

Publication
Author(s)Tissue, T.; Wells, L.
TitleAntecedent Life Styles and Old Age.
SourcePsychological Reports, 1971, Vol. 29, 1100
Investigation
PublicApplicants for old age assistance, USA, 1971.
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Respondents N =256
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport 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)
ClassificationA-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a
Author's labelAffect Balance
Page in publication29
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Frequency of contact with friendsF06acCurrent contacts with friends
Membership in a special group or clique of friendsF06adCurrent friendship network
Membership in a special group or clique of friendsS07ab01Membership of voluntary organizations, also classified as above ↑
Number of current friendsF06abCurrent number of friends