Findings on happiness in Pettay (2008a): study US 2006

Publication
Author(s)Pettay, R.S.
TitleHealth Behaviors and Life Satisfaction in college Students.
SourcePhD Thesis, Kansas State University, 2008, USA
Investigation
PublicUniversity students, Illinois, USA, 2007
Last assesment2007
 Health Behavioral Assessment
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleSampling not reported
Respondents N =796
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: web
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on 3 questions: Using the 1-5 scale below, indicate your agreement with each of the items by placing the appropriate number on the line preceding that item. Please be open and honest in your responding. A In most ways my life is close to ideal B The conditions of my life are excellent C I am satisfied with my life Answers rated: 5 strongly agree 4 slightly agree 3 neither agree nor disagree 2 slightly disagree 1 strongly disagree Computation: A+B+C Name: Shortened Diener's Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS)
ClassificationO-Sum-u-mq-v-5-bc
Page in publication46
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 3 - 15On range 0 - 10
Mean10.99
Standard deviation2.31


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Alcohol useS13ab01Use of alcohol
BMIB03ac01caBody Mass Index (BMI)
Fruit and vegetables consumptionH12ab01Healthy eating
Fruit and vegetables consumptionN15ab04What one eats, also classified as above ↑
Physical Activity frequencyS12ab01aActive involvement in sports
SexeG01aaSex (male vs female)
Sleep behaviorS04ab01Amount of sleep
Stage of change in fruit and vegetable consumptionN15acAttitudes to one's nutrition
Stage of change in fruit and vegetable consumptionH12aa02Change in health-behavior, also classified as above ↑
Stage of change in fruit and vegetable consumptionN15aa02Change in nutrition, also classified as above ↑
Stage of change in fruit and vegetable consumptionL09ad01Preferred lifestyle, also classified as above ↑
Stage of change in physical activity frequancyH12aa02Change in health-behavior
Stage of change in physical activity frequancyS12aa02Change involvement in sports, also classified as above ↑
Stage of change in physical activity frequancyL09ad01Preferred lifestyle, also classified as above ↑
Stage of change in stress management skillsP03ad01Aspired personality change
Stage of change in stress management skillsH12aa02Change in health-behavior, also classified as above ↑
Stage of change in stress management skillsS02ad01Concern about character, also classified as above ↑
Stage of change in stress management skillsL09ad01Preferred lifestyle, also classified as above ↑
Stage of change in stress management skillsL07ab08aSelf improvement, also classified as above ↑
Use of stress management skillsL07ad02Attitudes to current life-goals
Use of stress management skillsP05avEfficacious, productive, also classified as above ↑
Use of stress management skillsS02ab01Self-perceived ability, also classified as above ↑