Findings on happiness in Greaves-Otte et al. (1991): study NL 1990

Author(s)Greaves-Otte, J.G.; Greaves, J.; Kruyt, P.M.; VanderWouden, J.C.
TitleProblems at Social Re-Integration of Long-Term Cancer Survivors.
SourceEuropean Journal of Cancer, 1991, Vol. 27, 178 - 181
PublicEx-cancer patients, the Netherlands, 1987
 Long-term cancer survivors, diagnosed with cancer between 1978-1980. 72% women, 28% men. Age 16-69 (women M 55.5; men M 51.5)
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
 Patients of regional cancer centre Rotterdam
Respondents N =649
Non Response127
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on 10 questions: "During the past week, did you ever feel.....?" A So restless that you could not sit long in a chair B Proud, because someone had complimented you C Very lonely or remote from people? D Pleased about having accomplished something E Bored F On top of the world? G Depressed H That things were going your way? I Upset because someone criticized you? J Could not do anything, simply because you could not start? Answer options and scoring: - yes = 1 - no = 0 Summation: Positive Affect Score (PAS): summed scores on B,D F,H Negative Affect Score (NAS): summed scores on A,C,E,G,I,J Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS minus NAS Possible range -6 to +4 Name: Bradburn's `Affect Balance Scale' (adapted version)
Author's labelpsychological well-being
Page in publication181
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range -6 - 4On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Ex-cancer patientsH14aa01Earlier physical health
Ex-cancer patientsH14ad02Neoplasms (cancer) (c00-d48), also classified as above ↑
GenderH17aa01Earlier medical treatment
GenderH14aa01Earlier physical health, also classified as above ↑
GenderG01aaSex (male vs female), also classified as above ↑