Findings on happiness in Abdel-Khalek (2010a): study KW 2008

Author(s)Abdel-Khalek, A.M.
TitleReligiosity, Subjective Well-Being, and Neuroticism.
SourceMental Health, Religion and Culture, 2010, Vol. 13, 67 - 79.
DOIdoi: 10.1080/13674670903!54167
PublicStudents, University of Kuwait, 2008
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Respondents N =487
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Questionnaire completed in class
General remarksYear of data gathering no reported. Assumed 2008
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: "Generally speaking, how (much) do you feel happy? What score do you give if we put ten for 'extremely happy, zero for extremely unhappy' and five for neither happy nor unhappy'?" 10 extremely happy 9 8 7 6 5 neither happy nor unhappy 4 3 2 1 0 extremely unhappy
Author's labelHapiness
Page in publication71
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation2.172.17

Full textSelfreport on single question: To what degree do you feel satisfied with your life in general? 10 maximum 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 minimum
Author's labelSatisfaction
Page in publication73
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation2.452.45

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Arabic Neuroticism Scale FANSP05ccNeurotic
Arabic Neuroticism Scale FANSH13ac05Neurotic, stress-related and somatoform disorders (f40-48), also classified as above ↑
Men vs WomanC11ac01Satisfaction with own coping with life-change
Men vs WomanG01aaSex (male vs female), also classified as above ↑
Mental healthH13ab02aOverall selfestimate of mental health
NEOH13ac05cNeurotic (f48), also classified as above ↑
Physical healthH14ab02aGlobal health rating
ReligiosityR12ab02Religiosity (degree)
Religious beliefR12ab02Religiosity (degree)