Findings on happiness in Ayyash-Abdo & Alamuddin (2007): study LB 2007

Author(s)Ayyash-Abdo, H.; Alamuddin, R.
TitlePredictors of Subjective Well-Being Among College Youth in Lebanon.
SourceThe Journal of Social Psychology, 2007, Vol. 147, 265 - 284
PublicStudents, Lebanon, 2007
 college youth from 9 Lebanese universities
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Respondents N =689
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on 20 questions: Lead item not reported. A nervous B distressed C afraid D jittery E irritable F upset G scared H exited I ashamed J guilty K hostile L active M determined N inspired O enthusiastic P alert Q attentive R proud S strong T interested Rated: 1: slightly/not at all . . 5 extremely Negative affect score (NAS): A to K Positive affect score (PAS): L to T Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS - NAS Name: Watson's PANAS version not reported
Author's labelaffective well-being
Page in publication272-273
RemarksAffective balance score was obtained by subtracting the NA score from the PA score.
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range -40 - 40On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.59

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
GenderG01aaSex (male vs female)
LanguageL01ab01Number of languages spoken
Life scaleL04ahHappiness inventories involving unacceptable items
ReligionR10acCurrent religious denomination
Self-esteemL04ahHappiness inventories involving unacceptable items
Self-esteemP05cuSelf-confidant, also classified as above ↑