Findings on happiness in Godoy-Izquierdo et al. (2009): study ES Granada, Andalucía 2004

Author(s)Godoy-Izquierdo, D.; Godoy, J.F.; Martinez, A.
TitleBalance Afectivo en Hombres y Mujeres: Implicaciones de la Edad y el Sexo. (Affect Balance amon Men and Women: Implications of Age and Sex).
SourceBehavioral Psychology/Psicologia Conductual, 2009, Vol. 17, 299 - 319
Public18-64 aged, healthy people, Granada, Spain, 2004
 About half university educated people
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
 Participants were recruited from public community setting (staff and users in academic services, transport services, commercial services, neighbourhood services, health services, work contexts, etc.). City: Granada Voluntarily participation after giving them information about the study. Consent form signed Based on personal info reported by the participants, people suffering from a chronic disease or experiencing at the moment of the study a personal or familar critique condition left out
Respondents N =219
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Questionnaires handed out in public places and completed at the instant
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelf-report on 18 questions: How have things been going in the last week? Please tick one of the three boxes for each of the questions below: A Have you been annoyed with someone? B Have you ever felt lonely or remote from people? C Have you ever felt that things were going your way? D Have you ever felt very worried? E Have you ever felt pleased because you've got friends? F Have you ever been afraid of what might happen? G Have you ever felt particularly excited or interested in something? H Have you ever felt depressed or unhappy? I Have you ever been full of energy? J Have you ever felt really tired? K Have you ever felt so restless that you could not sit long in a chair? L Have you ever felt that you were really enjoying yourself? M Have you ever felt really cheerful? N Have you ever felt like crying? O Have you ever felt at the top of the world? P Have you ever felt confident about the future? Q Have you ever felt bored? R Have you ever felt pleased about having accomplished something? Rated: 1: never or seldom 2: sometimes 3: usually or a lot Computation: (C+E+G+I+L+M+O+P+R) - (A+B+D+F+H+J+K+N+Q) Name: Bradburn's Affect Balance Scale: extended version, variant by Godoy
Author's labelAffect Balance Scale
Page in publicationtable1-3
RemarksConsidering the possible range of scores, -18 to +18, 5,99 is equivalent to 6,67 in a scale from 0 to 10 Affect Balance: Lowest score= -14,00; Highest score: 18,00; Q1= 2,00, Q2= 7,00, Q3= 10,00 Positive Affect: M= 20,24, SD= 3,66 Negative Affect: M= 14,26, SD= 3,14
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range -18 - 18On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation5.846.62

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Age rangeA04abCurrent age (in years)
Age rangeA04ab01Young versus old
SexeG01aaSex (male vs female)