- University students, State University of New York at Buffalo, followed 10 weeks, 198?
- N = 65
- Non Response
Questionnaire completed in class
- Authors's Label
- Well being (SWB)
- Our Classification
- Error Estimates
- Test-retest correlation coefficient(over 10 weeks month)= .82 T1: Cronbach alpha= .80 T2: Cronbach alpha =.87
- Diener's SWLS is not accepted as a valid measure of happiness because of the last item in the scale
T1: M=23.54 SD=5.28
T2: M=23.94 SD=5.67
- Self report five questions (Diener's satisfaction with life scale)
a In most ways my life is close to my ideal.
b The conditions of my life are excellent.
c I am satisfied with my life.
d So far I have gotten the important things I want in life.
e If I could live my life over, I would change almost nothing
Assessed at T1 and T2 (10 weeks difference)
Observed Relation with Happiness
Direct path insignificant