Findings on happiness in Abdel-Khalek (2006a): study KW 2002 /1

Publication
Author(s)Abdel-Khalek, A.M.
TitleMeasuring Happiness by a Single Item Scale.
SourceSocial Behavior and Personality, 2006, Vol. 34, 139 - 150
Investigation
PublicUniversity undergraduates, Kuwait 2002
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Respondents N =503
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentNot available
 Questionnaire completed in class
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Do you feel happy in general? 0 minimum score 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 maximal score Numbers presented on a horizontal line scale.
ClassificationM-FH-g-sq-ol-11-a
Author's labelSingle item scale of happines
Page in publication19
RemarksCorrelation with Oxford Happiness Inventory: r = +.69 males, r = +.63 females Correlation with Satisfaction with Life Scale: r = +.55 males, r = +.62 females
Error estimatesOne week retest correlation: r=+.86 (n=71)
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Mean6.84
Standard deviation2.31


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
AnxietyP05afAnxious
ExtraversionP05azExtraverted
HopeH19abCurrent hope
HopeP05bpInner locus of control, also classified as above ↑
HopeP05cuSelf-confidant, also classified as above ↑
HopeS02ab01Self-perceived ability, also classified as above ↑
InsomniaS04ab02ainsomia
Negative affectM15ac04bFeeling down (vs not)
optimismP05ceOptimistic
PessimismM15ac04cFeeling hopeless (vs not)
positive affectM15ac04Feeling cheerful (vs gloomy)
Self rating of mental healthH13ab02Self ratings of mental health
Self-esteemS02aeCurrent satisfaction with self
Self-rating of physical healthH14ab02Self-perceived health
Use of hypnoticsS13abCurrent use of stimulants
Use ofalcoholS13ab01Use of alcohol