Findings on happiness in Franklin et al. (1986): study US 1985

Author(s)Franklin, J.L.; Simmons, J.; Solowitz, B.
TitleAssessing Quality of Life of the Mentally Ill. A Three Dimensional Model.
SourceEvaluation & The Health Professions, 1986, Vol. 9, 376 -388
Public18-65 aged, mentally ill, USA, 1985
 220 respondents 56% schizophrenia 15% affective disorder 12% substance abuse 5%personality disorder 12% other disorder. 50% males; 50% female 18-64 years old, 38,2 years on average 71% Anglo 25% Black 3% Spanish 1% other ethnic group.
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability purposive-expert sample
Respondents N =220
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on 10 questions: During the past few weeks, did you ever feel ....? (yes/no) A Particularly excited or interested in something? B So restless that you couldn't sit long in a chair? C Proud because someone complimented you on something you had done? D Very lonely or remote from other people? E Pleased about having accomplished something? F Bored? G On top of the world? H Depressed or very unhappy? I That things were going your way? J Upset because someone criticized you? Answer options and scoring: yes = 1 no = 0 Summation: -Positive Affect Score (PAS): A+C+E+G+I -Negative Affect Score (NAS): B+D+F+H+J -Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS minus NAS Possible range: -5 to +5 Name: Bradburn's 'Affect Balance Scale' (standard version)
Author's labelAffect Balance Scale
Page in publication381-382
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Employment StatusE02abCurrent employment status
HousingH22ab03Quality of current dwelling
IncomeI01abCurrent income level (unspecified)
LeisureL03acCurrent leisure activity
Living ArrangementsH20abCurrent household-composition
Satisfaction with EmploymentE02ag06Satisfaction with current employment status
Satisfaction with housingH22ae02Satisfaction with housing
Satisfaction with incomeI01af05aSatisfaction with income
Satisfaction with leisureL03ad03Satisfaction with leisure
Satisfaction with Living ArrangementsH20adAttitudes to household-composition
Satisfaction with social relationsF06ah04Satisfaction with friends
Social relationsF06abCurrent number of friends