Findings on happiness in Farage et al. (2010): study US 2007

Publication
Author(s)Farage, M.A.; Hanseman, D.; Nusair, T.L.
TitleThe Farage Quality of Life Measure for Consumer Products: Development and Initial Implementation.
SourceApplied Research in Quality of Life, 2010, Vol. 5, 1 - 25
DOIDOI:10.1007/s11482-009-9087-5
Investigation
PublicWomen, aged 18-55, before and after menstruation, USA, 200?
 Participants in an experiment on menstrual pads.
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Respondents N =119
 If a participant did not respond to all of the questions or selected "does not apply" on any item, her data were excluded. Forty two (36%) subjects were thus excluded, leaving an effective sample size for the exploratory factor analysis of 76
Non Response36%
AssesmentMultiple methods
 Interview: face-to-face & Questionnaire: paper (not directly reported, assumed by WDH team) Farage Quality of Life general questionnaire Participants received $75 for participation.
General remarksyear of data gathering not reported, assumed
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question Over the past 7 days, how satisfied were you with your quality of life? 5 extremely satisfied 4 mostly satisfied 3 moderately satisfied 2 a little satisfied 1 not at all satisfied
ClassificationO-QOL-cw-sq-v-5-a
Author's labelQuality of life
Page in publication10
RemarksQuestion was not reported in publication, but provided on request by the author.
Error estimatesTest-retest correlation over 3 days: r = +.56 (N = 20)
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Full textSelfreport on single question Over the past 7 days, I have felt 5 extremely happy 4 mostly happy 3 moderately happy 2 a little bit happy 1 not at all happy
ClassificationM-FH-cw-sq-v-5-c
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication10
RemarksQuestion was not in publication, but provided on request by the author.
Error estimatesTest-retest correlation over 3 days: r = +.64 (N = 20)
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Menstruation padC10aa02Change in consumption
Menstruation padB03ac03aMenstruating, also classified as above ↑
Menstruation padC10ab03lPersonal care, also classified as above ↑
Test-retest reliabilityH04ab01Actual level of earlier/later happiness