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Correlational findings

Study Suh (1994): study ZZ East-West pairs 1989

Public:
College students, Korea, China, and USA, 198?
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 217
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Questionnaire completed in class

Correlate

Authors's label
Social desirability of positive emotional traits
Our Classification
Operationalization
Ss were asked to rate how desirable or undesirable it is express each personality characteristics in an average situation;
a affectionate
b content
c friendly
d loving
e joyful
f pleased

Each trait was rated on a 7 point scale;
1 extremely undesirable ...7 extremely desirable

The order of the judgements was counterbalanced

The social desirability of positive emotional traits was constructed by averaging the ratings of six positive emotional traits.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BD3-cm-mqr-v-7-a r = +.41 p < .001 China A-BD3-cm-mqr-v-7-a r = +.13 ns S-Korea A-BD3-cm-mqr-v-7-a r = +.08 ns USA