Findings on happiness in Pappot & Phaff (2004): study NL 2004

Publication
Author(s)Pappot, T.; Phaff, J.
TitleGeluk onder Gedetineerden. (Happiness in Jail).
SourceResearch Paper University Amsterdam, Department of Psychology, 2004, Netherlands
URLHTTP://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/pappot_t_2004.pdf
Investigation
PublicPrisoners and controls, The Netherlands, 2004
 Prisoners: between 26 and 57 years old (M=36.2), 32% etnic minorities Controls: between 24 and 52 years old (M=31.6), 9% etnic minorities
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
 Prisoners: all from one prison. Selection not reported Controls: internet sampling
Respondents N =42
 19 prisoners (16 also participated in multiple moment mood assesment) 23 controls (9 also particpated in multiple moment mood assesment)
Non Response40%
 Prisoners: 16% (3 out of 19) Controls: 61% (14 out of 23)
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 1 general questionnaire, administered at start. Mood-questionnaires, filled out three times a day, during 10 consecutive days. Mood-questionaires were filled out at 7.30, 12.00 and 18.00 hours. Prisoners handed forms to their supervisors after each assesment. Controls handed all forms to the investigators at the end of the study..
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: How happy do you feel IN GENERAL? Select the number which best describes your happiness. Very unhappy is -5 and very happy is 5 - 5 very unhappy -4 -3 -2 -1 0 1 2 3 4 5 very happy Computation: recoded 0 to 10, where -5 is 0 and +5 is 10
ClassificationM-FH-g-sq-n-11-d
Author's labelGeluk (happiness)
Page in publication2
Remarksprisoners: M=1.59, controls: M=2.36
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean2.12
Standard deviation


Full textSelfreport on single question, repeated 3 times a day during 10 days How happy do you feel AT THIS MOMENT? Select the number which best describes your happiness. -5 is very unhappy, 0 is neutral, and 5 is very happy - 5 very unhappy -4 -3 -2 -1 0 1 2 3 4 5 very happy Computation: recoded 0 to 10, where -5 is 0 and +5 is 10
ClassificationA-ARE-m-sqr-n-11-a
Author's labelStemming (mood)
Page in publication2
Remarksprisoners: M=0.25, controls: M=1.73
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean0.87
Standard deviation


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
in prisonP13abCurrent imprisonment
in prisonI02ab07Living in a prison, also classified as above ↑
moodH07ab04cA-ARE by M-AO