Findings on happiness in Minyard Frost & Frost (2000): study ZZ Various nation sets 1995

Author(s)Minyard Frost, K.; Frost, C.J.
TitleRomanian and American Life Aspirations in Relation to Psychological Well-Being.
SourceJournal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 2000, Vol. 31, 726 - 751
Public21-22 aged, college students Romania and USA, 199?
 Year of data gathering not reported
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Respondents N =418
 217 Romanian respondents (males = 95, females = 122), 201 US respondents (males = 115, females = 86). Respondents age between 21-22 en are students from university (Romania = state-owned university and a large technical university in Bucharest, US = public university in the Southwest).
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on 22 questions: 22 statement on major life aspirations in 4 content areas: - self-acceptance; e.g. "You will be in charge of your life" - affiliation: e.g." You will have good friends that you can count on" - community feeling: e.g. 'You will work to make the world a better place" - financial succes: e.g. "You will have a job that pays well" Each statement rated for likelyhood of future attainment 1 very low 2 3 4 5 very high
Author's labelLikelihood that aspirations are met
Page in publication736
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.59

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Importance of aspirationsI01af02Income aspirations
Importance of aspirationsL07ab08Object of life-goals, also classified as above ↑
Likelihood that aspirations are metL07ac03Perceived realization of specific life-goals