Correlational finding on Happiness and O-HL by A-AB
Subject code: H07aa02b

StudyMoriwaki (1974): study US 1971
TitleThe Affect Balance Scale: A Validity Study with Aged Samples.
SourceJournal of Gerontology, 1974, Vol. 29, 73 - 78
Public60+ aged, psychiatric cases and controls, Los Angeles, USA, 1971
Sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =27

Correlate
Author's labelAffect balance
Page in Source 76
Our classificationO-HL by A-AB, code H07aa02b
Operationalization
Selfreport on 10 questions:
Looking at your present life situation, have you 
felt....?"
(yes/no)
A   Particularly exited, or interested in something?
B   So restless that you could not sit long in a chair?
C   Proud because someone complimented you on something 
  
     you had done?
D   Very lonely or remote from people?
E    Pleased about having accomplished something?
F    Bored?
G   On top of the world?
H   Depressed?
I     That things were going your way?
J    Upset because someone critized you?  

Response options scoring
- yes = 1
- no  = 0

Summation:
Positive Affect Score (PAS): summed scores on A,C,E,G,I
Negative Affect Score (NAS): summed scores B,D,F,H,J
Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS minus NAS

Possible range: -5 to +5

Name: Bradburn's ' Affect Balance Scale' (modified 
version)
Remarks
Happiness measure type A-AB

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
O-HL-u-sq-v-3-aG=+.40 ns
Computed for normal controls only (N=19)

Index of Positive Affects: G = +.49 (05)
Index of Negative Affects: G = -.20 (ns)


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
O-HL-u-sq-v-3-aSelfreport on single question:

Taking all together: how happy would you say you are? Would you say you are?
3 very happy
2 pretty happy
1 not too happy


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
GGOODMAN & Kruskal's GAMMA
Type: test statistic
Measurement level: Correlate: ordinal, Happinessl: ordinal
Range: [-1; +1]

Meaning:
G = 0 no rank correlation
G = +1 strongest possible rank correlation, where high correlate values correspond to high happiness ratings.
G = -1 strongest possible rank correlation, where high correlate values correspond with low happiness ratings.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl