Findings on happiness in Ferguson et al. (2017): study AU 2015

Author(s)Ferguson, S.J.; McMahon, C.; Taylor, A.J.
TitleHope for the Future and Avoidance of the Present: Associations with Well-being in Older Adults.
SourceJournal of Happiness Studies, 2017, Vol. 18, 1485 - 1506
Public65+ aged, Australia, 2015
 aged 65-94 (M=75,28 SD=6,47), 143 Females, 114 males (2 not mentioned), 91% retired.
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleNon-probability snowball sample
Respondents N =259
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
General remarksyear of data gathering not reported. Assumed 2015
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on 20 questions: Lead item not reported A nervous B distressed C afraid D jittery E irritable F upset G scared H excited I ashamed J guilty K hostile L active M determined N inspired O enthusiastic P alert Q attentive R proud S strong T interested Rated: 1: very slightly 2 3 4 5 6 7 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 version not reported
Author's labelPositive And Negative Affect Scales
Page in publication1491
RemarksAffect Balance computed by WDH team
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range - On range 0 - 10
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