Findings on happiness in Filipp & Klauer (1991): study XZ Germany West 1988

Publication
Author(s)Filipp, S.H.; Klauer, T.
TitleSubjective Well-Being in the Face of Critical Life Events: The Case of the Successful Copers.
SourceStrack, F,;et al;Eds.: "Subjective Well - Being", Pergamon Press, 1991, Oxford, UK, 213 - 234
URLHTTP://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/strack_f_1991.pdf
Investigation
PublicCancer patients, followed 6 months after onset, Trier, 198?
 Year of data gathering not reported
Survey nameNot available
 Trier Longitudinal Study on Coping with Chronic Disease, (1983)
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
 Selection: gender, age, time elapsed since diagnosis, tumor site, medical prognosis and treatment
Respondents N =332
Non Responsenot reported
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on 22 questions: Below is a list of opposed attributes. Please indicate which applies best to your situation at this moment. Don't think too long. Place a cross next to the word this fits best. If you cannot decide, use the neither/nor option. Do not skip any lines. At the moment I am feeling..... A refreshed ...............................listless B indifferent toward ...................interested in others C pleased ..................................depressed D successful..............................unsuccessful E irritable...................................peaceful F indecisive...............................ready to make decisions G cheerful..................................Tearful H in a good mood...................... in a bad mood I lacking in appetite..................with a good appetite J sociable..................................withdrawn K unworthy.................................worthy L relaxed................................... tense M happy.....................................unhappy N shy..........................................communicative O sinful and wicked....................pure P secure.....................................threatened Q abandoned.............................cared for R even-tempered.......................driven S confident.................................insecure T miserable.................................comfortable U flexible.....................................inflexible V tired.........................................rested W hesitating................................firm X calm........................................restless Y lacking in energy....................energetic Z useless...................................indispensable AA sluggish................................ lively AB superior.................................inferior Response options: 3 positive option 2 neither nor 1 negative option Summation: Mean Name: Zerssen's 'Befindlichkeits Skala' version 1 (B-S)
ClassificationA-ASA-mi-mq-v-3-a
Author's labelWell-being
Page in publication224
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
RuminationC11ab04bCoping with illness
RuminationW07abCurrent worries, also classified as above ↑
Search for informationH17aiAttitudes to medical treatment
Search for informationC11ab04bCoping with illness, also classified as above ↑
Search for meaning in religionR12afAttitudes to religion
Search for meaning in religionC11ab04bCoping with illness, also classified as above ↑
Search for meaning in religionM05abCurrent meaning of life, also classified as above ↑
Search of affiliationC11ab04bCoping with illness
Search of affiliationS10ac01Perceived need for social support, also classified as above ↑
Threat minimizationC11ab04bCoping with illness
Threat minimizationM15ac11Feeling secure (vs threatened), also classified as above ↑