Findings on happiness in Eryilmaz & Atak (2011): study TR Turkey Aegean 2009

Author(s)Eryilmaz, A.; Atak, Hasan
TitleAilesiyle Yasayan Yaslilarda Mutuluk Modeli. ( A Model of Happiness for older Adults living with their Families.)
SourceNoropsikiyatri Arsivi, (Archives of Neuropsychiatry), 2007, Vol. 48, 227 - 233
DOIDOI: 10.4274/npa.y5721
Public60-75 aged, Ankara,Turkey, 2009-2010
Collect period11/2009-02/2010
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleSampling not reported
Respondents N =218
 Female N=108, Male N= 110
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport 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 feel this way during the last day 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: 1 very slightly or not at all 2 a little 3 moderately 4 quite a bit 5 extremely Negative affect score (NAS): A to K Positive affect score (PAS): L to T Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS - NAS Name: Watson's PANAS ('past few days' version)
Author's labelAffect-Balance
Page in publication229
RemarksAffect Balance computed by WDH team, subtracting average Negative Affect (24.62) from average Positive Affect (33.10) Range: -40 to +40
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range -40 - 40On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation