Findings on happiness in Derogatis & Rutigliano (1996): study US 1991

Author(s)Derogatis, L.R.; Rutigliano, P.J.
TitleDerogatis Affects Balance Scale: DABS.
SourceSpilker, B.;Ed.: "Quality of Life and Pharmacoeconomics in Clinical Trials, Second Edition", Lippincott-Raven Publishers, 1996, Philadelphia, USA, 169 - 177
PublicStudents and mental patients, USA 199?
 Continuing education students from the community Mental outpatients with a primary complaint of sexual disfunction Psychiatric inpatients of a psychiatric hospital
 Year of data gathering not reported
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Respondents N =338
 Continuing education students from the community, N=200 Mental outpatients with a primary complaint of sexual disfunction, N=88 Psychiatric inpatients of a psychiatric hospital, N=50
Non Responsenot reported
AssesmentMultiple methods
 not reported
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on 40 items Lead sentence and items not reported Positive affect dimensions A Joy B Contentment C Vigor D affection Negative affect dimensions E Anxiety F Depression G Guilt H Hostility Rated 0 not at all 1 2 3 4 extremely Computation: Positive Affects Total (PTOT): A+B+C+D Negative Affects Total (NTOT): E+F+G+H Affects Balance Index (ABI) : PTOT-NTOT/20 Name: Derogatis Affects Balance Scale, short (DBAS)
Author's labelDerogatis Affect Balance Scale (DABS)
Page in publication171-172
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Mental illnessH16ab01Being in treatment for mental disorder (vs not)
Mental illnessH16ab04aIn ambulatory treatment, also classified as above ↑
Mental illnessH16ab04bIn mental hospital, also classified as above ↑
Mental illnessS03ac02Problems with sex , also classified as above ↑