Findings on happiness in Parks et al. (2012): study ZZ Developed nations 2007

Publication
Author(s)Parks, A.C.; Della Porta, M.D.; Pierce, R.S.
TitlePursuing Happiness in Everyday Life: The Characteristics and Behaviors of Online Happiness Seekers.
SourceEmotion. Advance online publication, 2012, 1 - 15
URLhttp://psycnet.apa.org/journals/emo/12/6/1222/
DOIdoi: 10.1037/a0028587
Investigation
PublicUsers of on-line self-help program, USA, 200?
 User of Iphone application 'Live Happy'
Survey nameUnnamed study
 Data gathering was part of the 'Live happy' on-line self-help program
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Respondents N =327
Non ResponseNot available
 Of the 2928 users only 237 took the current mood assesment on at least two occasions
AssesmentQuestionnaire: web
General remarksYear not reported, assumed 2007
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on 6 questions on mood of the moment How do you feel right now A sad/happy B timid/confident C ashamed/unashamed D gloomy/cheerfull E irritable/ good natured F afraid/unafraid Rated on coloured slider scalein which red indicates the negative extreme and yellow the positive extreme, with shaded colours in the middle 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
ClassificationA-ASA-m-mq-n-7-d
Author's labelMood measure
Page in publication9
RemarksUse of the mood questionnaire was optional and only some 10% of the participants used it more than once. Average number of days betwee uses: 8,74
Error estimatesConbach alpha = .86
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Mean4.66
Standard deviation


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Happiness increasing activityH04ab02Actual changes in happiness
Happiness increasing activityH16ae06dNo particular setting, recruitment on interest, also classified as above ↑
Happiness increasing activityH16ae01bcOnline intervention, also classified as above ↑
Happiness increasing activityH16ae01bSelf-help, also classified as above ↑
Happiness increasing activityH16ad03mTrainings for multiple mental skills, also classified as above ↑
Happiness increasing activityH16ae05dVoluntary, unsolicited, also classified as above ↑