Findings on happiness in Cha (2003): study KR 1998

Publication
Author(s)Cha, K.H.
TitleSubjective Well-Being among College Students.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2003, Vol.62/63, 455 - 477
DOIDOI:10.1023/A:1022669906470
Investigation
PublicCollege students, Korea, 199?
 Students from Hoeseo University in Asan, Korea. They received extra credits for completing the questionnaires.
 Year of data gathering not reported. Estimated 1998
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Respondents N =350
 Male=205, Female=143
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Questionnaire completed in class
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on 8 questions: Using the scale below, indicate how much of the time during the PAST MONTH have you felt each emotion? A affectionate B joyful C sad D worried E irritable F guilty G happy H proud 1 never 2 slight amount (rare) 3 some of the time 4 about half the time 5 much of the time 6 almost always 7 always Computation: (A+B+G+H)-(C+D+E+F)/8 Name: Diener's 'Affect Balance'
ClassificationA-BD2-cm-mq-v-7-b
Author's labelAffective well-being
Page in publication459
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range -6 - 6On range 0 - 10
Mean1.29
Standard deviation1.48


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Collective self-esteemR13acAttitudes to own roles
Collective self-esteemS02ad03Evaluation of aspects of self, also classified as above ↑
Collective self-esteemS02ab10Self-perceived social identity, also classified as above ↑
GenderG01aaSex (male vs female)
Membership esteemR13acAttitudes to own roles
Membership esteemS02ad03Evaluation of aspects of self, also classified as above ↑
Negative affectA03ab03Hedonic tone in affect
OptimismP05ceOptimistic
Physical abilityH14acCurrent functional health
Physical appearanceA07ab02Self-rating of good looks
Positive affectH07ab02dA-AB by A-AB
Positive affectA03ab03Hedonic tone in affect, also classified as above ↑
Private collective self-esteemR13acAttitudes to own roles
Private collective self-esteemS02ab10Self-perceived social identity, also classified as above ↑
Public collective self-esteemR13acAttitudes to own roles
Public collective self-esteemP10ab02Perceived popularity , also classified as above ↑
Public collective self-esteemS02ab10Self-perceived social identity, also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with life (SWLS)L04ahHappiness inventories involving unacceptable items
School abilityS01af04Satisfaction with own school-performance
School abilityP05cuSelf-confidant, also classified as above ↑
School abilityS02ab01Self-perceived ability, also classified as above ↑
Self- EsteemS02adCurrent self-evaluation
Self- EsteemP05cuSelf-confidant, also classified as above ↑
Self-regardS02adCurrent self-evaluation
Social confidenceP05cuSelf-confidant