Findings on happiness in Lewis (2002): study GB 2000

Publication
Author(s)Lewis, C.A.
TitleChurch Attendance and Happiness among Northern Irish Undergraduate Students: No Association.
SourcePastoral Psychology, 2002, Vol. 50, 191 - 195
Investigation
PublicUniversity students of Ulster, Northern Ireland. 2000
 Full time students university of Ulster at Coleraine. (68 male and 86 female)
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Respondents N =154
Non Response0
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Questionnaire completed in class
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on 25 questions: A number of statements that people have used to describe how they feel are given below. Read each one and circle the number that best describes how frequently that statement was true for you in the past seven days, including today. Some statements describe positive feelings and some describe negative feelings. You may have experienced both positive and negative feelings at different times in the past week. A I felt sad B I felt I had failed as a person C I felt dissatisfied with my life D I felt mentally alert E I felt disappointed with myself F I felt cheerful G I felt life wasn't worth living H I felt satisfied with my life I I felt healthy J I felt life crying K I felt I had been successful L I felt happy M I felt I couldn't make decisions N I felt unattractive O I felt optimistic about the future P I felt life was rewording Q I felt cheerless R I felt life has a purpose S I felt too tired to do anything T I felt pleased with the way I am U I felt lethargic V I found it easy to make decisions W I felt life was enjoyable X I felt life was meaningless Y I felt run down Answer options: 0 never 1 rarely 2 sometimes 3 often Negative affect score (NAS): A, B, C, E, G, J, M, N, Q, S, U, X, Y. Positive affect score (PAS): D, F, H, I, K, L, O, P, R, T, V, W. Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS - NAS + 39 Name: McGreal & Joseph 'Depression-Happiness Scale' (DHS)
ClassificationA-BMc-cw-mq-v-4-a
Author's labelDepression-happiness scale
Page in publication193
Error estimatesCronbach alpha 0,85
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 75On range 0 - 10
Mean48.65
Standard deviation10.76


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Church attendenceR10ad02Participation in church