Findings on happiness in Watten et al. (1995): study NO 1990

Publication
Author(s)Watten, R.G.; Myhrer, T.; Syversen, J.L.
TitleQuality of Life, Intelligence and Mood.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 1995, Vol. 36, 287 - 299
DOIDOI:10.1007/BF01078818
Investigation
PublicArmy recruits, Norway,199?
 Mean age:24.9 years, SD:1.9
 Year of data gathering not reported
Survey nameNot available
SampleProbability simple random sample
 Drawn randomly from a list of names of recruits in an introductory army traing center, the recruits were in the first month of their primary military training. Selected subjects were asked to volunteer.
Respondents N =269
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Taking all together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say you are .....? 3 very happy 2 pretty happy 1 not too happy
ClassificationO-HL-c-sq-v-3-a
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 3On range 0 - 10
Mean1.964.80
Standard deviation0.603.00


Full textSelfreport on single question; Everything considered, how satisfied or dissatisfied would you say you are with your life these days? 1 extremely dissatisfied 2 very dissatisfied 3 pretty dissatisfied 4 both satisfied and dissatisfied (neutral) 5 pretty satisfied 6 very satisfied 7 extremely satisfied
ClassificationO-SLW-c-sq-v-7-d
Author's labellife satisfaction
Page in publication289
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Mean3.043.40
Standard deviation1.502.50


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
AngerM15ac08Feeling friendly (vs hostile)
AngerA03ab04Intensity of affects, also classified as above ↑
AnxietyM15ac11Feeling secure (vs threatened)
AnxietyA03ab04Intensity of affects, also classified as above ↑
BoredomA03ab04Intensity of affects
BoredomL04ac01jInteresting (vs boring), also classified as above ↑
Daily strainM15ac07Feeling free (vs restrained)
Demands of effortM15ac07aFeeling free from inner restraints
Feel fitH14ab02eFeeling healthy
Feel fitA03ab04Intensity of affects, also classified as above ↑
Feeling offendedM15ac08Feeling friendly (vs hostile)
Feeling offendedA03ab04Intensity of affects, also classified as above ↑
GrumpyM15ac08Feeling friendly (vs hostile)
GrumpyA03ab04Intensity of affects, also classified as above ↑
HumiliationM15ac12aFeeling proud
HumiliationA03ab04Intensity of affects, also classified as above ↑
IndifferenceM15ac10aFeeling involved (vs detached)
IndifferenceA03ab04Intensity of affects, also classified as above ↑
IntelligenceI03abCurrent general intelligence
IntelligenceI03ab01Test-intelligence, also classified as above ↑
PleasureM15ac04Feeling cheerful (vs gloomy)
PleasureA03ab04Intensity of affects, also classified as above ↑
SadnessM15ac04bFeeling down (vs not)
SadnessA03ab04Intensity of affects, also classified as above ↑
Sense of guiltM15ac13Feeling morally good (vs guilty)
Sense of guiltA03ab04Intensity of affects, also classified as above ↑
Sexual lustS03ac01Concern about sex
Sexual lustA03ab04Intensity of affects, also classified as above ↑
ShameM15ac12aFeeling proud
ShameA03ab04Intensity of affects, also classified as above ↑
Technical abilityI03ac02Exact ability
TensionM15ac15Feeling tranquil (vs restless)
TensionA03ab04Intensity of affects, also classified as above ↑