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

Publication
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
Investigation
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)
ClassificationA-Bde-c-mq-n-5-a
Author's labelDerogatis Affect Balance Scale (DABS)
Page in publication171-172
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
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 ↑