Findings on happiness in McKnight-Hexdall & Huebner (2007): study US 2004

Author(s)McKnight-Hexdall, C.G.; Huebner, E.S.
TitleSubjective Well-Being in Pedriatic Oncology Patients.
SourceApplied Research in Quality of Life, 2007, Vol.2, 189 - 208.
Public11-21 aged lymphoma patients and controls, USA, 2004
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability purposive-expert sample
 Patients selected from 2 hospitals in South Carolina
Respondents N =29
Non Response45 %
 Of the 53 questionnaires that were initially distributed 29 were completed.
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Filled in in presence of investigator
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on 30 questions. This scale consists of a number of words that describe different feelings and emotions. Read each item and mark the appropriate answer in the space next to that word. Indicate to what extend you felt this way during the past few weeks? A Interested B Sad C Frightened D Alert E Excited F Ashamed G Upset H Happy I Strong J Nervous K Guilty L Energetic M Scared N Calm O Miserable P Jittery Q Cheerful R Active S Proud T Afraid U Joyful V Lonely W Mad X Fearless Y Disgusted Z Delighted AA Blue AB Daring AC Gloomy AD Lively Answer options: 1 very slightly or not at all 2 a little 3 moderately 4 quite a bit 5 extremely Negative affect score (NAS): B, C, F, G, J, K, M, O, P, T, V, W, Y, AA, AC Positive affect score (PAS):A, D, E, H, I, L, N, Q, R, S, U, X, Z, AB, AD Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS - NAS Name: Watson et al's PANAS. Adapted for children by Laurent et al. (Version PANAS-C)
Author's labelChilds selfrating on PANAS-C
Page in publication196
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range -60 - 60On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

Full textParents rating of child's affects on 2 questions A: To what extend do you believe your child declares a zest for life, is active, energetic and joyful? B: To what extend do you believe that your reports feeling upset or unpleasantly aroused, is distressed, hostile and fearful? Rated: 1: very slightly or not at all 2: a little 3: moderately 4: quite a bit 5: extremely Computation A-B
Author's labelParents estimate of child's affect
Page in publication201
RemarksAffect balance computed by WDH team, substracting parents rating of child's negative affect (2,5) from parents rating of child's positive affect (4,0)
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range -4 - 4On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
parent rating of child happinessshow  Rating of happiness by parents
pediatric oncology patientsshow  Neoplasms (cancer) (c00-d48)