Findings on happiness in Schwarz & Strian (1972): study XZ Germany West 1967

Publication
Author(s)Schwarz, D.; Strian, F.
TitlePsychometrische Untersuchungen zur Befindlichkeit psychiatrischer und intern-medizinischer Patienten. (Psychometric investigations on well-being in psychiatric and medical patients).
SourceArchiv für Psychiatric und Nervenkrankheiten, 1972, Vol. 216, 70 - 81
URLhttp://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2FBF00342498#
Investigation
PublicPsychiatric patients, West Germany, 196?
 Year of data gathering not reported
Survey nameNot available
SampleNot available
 Non-probability chunk sample of psychiatric patients in therapy. 10 neurotic depressed patients, 30 internal depressed patients, 16 depressed schizophrenic patients.
Respondents N =56
Non Response-
AssesmentMultiple methods
 Questionnaire, diary and doctor ratings
General remarksTitle: In German: Psychometrische Untersuchungen zur Befindlichkeit psychia- trischer und inter-medizinischer Patienten).
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withdrawn K unworthy.................................worthy L relaxed...................................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
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
DepressionH13ac04aDepressive (f31-33)