Findings on happiness in Fordyce (1983): study US 1980

Publication
Author(s)Fordyce, M.W.
TitleA Program to Increase Happiness: Further Studies.
SourceJournal of Counseling Psychology, 1983, Vol. 30, 483 - 498
DOIDOI: 10.1037/0022-0167.30.4.483
Investigation
PublicStudent participants in a happiness training, USA 198?
 Study 5
Survey nameUnnamed study
 Study 5, variant on study 4
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
 3 classes, 2 treated and 1 control
Respondents N =71
 Treated: 50, controls 21
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
General remarksYear of study not reported, Assumend 1980
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: ." In general how happy or unhappy do you usually feel....?" Check the one statement that best describes your average happiness. 10 extremely happy (feeling ecstatic, joyous, fantastic) 9 very happy (feeling really good, elated) 8 pretty happy (spirits high, feeling good) 7 mildly happy (feeling fairly good and somewhat cheerful) 6 slightly happy (just a bit above neutral) 5 neutral (not particularly happy or unhappy) 4 slightly unhappy (just a bit below neutral) 3 mildly unhappy (just a little low) 2 pretty unhappy (somewhat "blue", spirits down) 1 very unhappy (depressed, spirits very low) 0 extremely unhappy (utterly depressed, completely down) Fordyce Happiness Scale
ClassificationA-AOL-g-sq-v-11-a
Author's labelHappiness scale
Page in publication515
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Full textSelfreport on 3 questions: "What percentage of the time would you say you are....?" (Percentages must add up to 100%) 1 happy 2 unhappy 3 neutral Computation: Net Time Happy (NTH) % time happy - % time unhappy
ClassificationA-TH-g-mq-th%-100-a
Author's labeltime happy/unhappy
Page in publication514
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Full textSelfreport on two questions: A Use the list below to answer the following question: IN GENERAL, HOW HAPPY OR UNHAPPY DO YOU USUALLY FEEL? Check the one statement that best describes your average happiness. 10 extremely happy (feeling ecstatic, joyous, fantastic!) 9 very happy (feeling really good and elated!) 8 pretty happy (spirits high, feeling good) 7 mildly happy (feeling fairly good and somewhat cheerful) 6 slightly happy ( just a bit above neutral) 5 slightly unhappy (just a bit below neutral) 4 mildly unhappy (just a bit low0 3 pretty unhappy (somewhat "blue", spirits down0 2 very unhappy ( depressed, spirits very low) 1 extremely unhappy (utterly depressed, completely down) B) Consider your emotions a moment further. On the average, what percentage of the time do you feel Happy? What percent of the time do you feel unhappy? What percent of the time do you feel neutral (neither happy nor unhappy)? Write down your best estimate, as well as you can, in the space below. Make sure the figures add-up to equal 100% The percent of time I felt happy _____% The percent of time I felt unhappy _____% The percent of time I felt neutral _____% Summation: A + % happy on B Name: Fordyce's 'Happiness measure'
ClassificationA-Sum-g-mq-*-111-a
Author's labelhappiness
Page in publication514
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Program to increase personal happinessH16ac05Effects of happiness-training