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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
Positive emotion desirability
Our Classification
Operationalization
Participants were asked to rate how desirable or undesirable it is to experience or express each positive emotions when she/he is with a stranger or a friend average situation;
a joy
b happiness
c friendliness
d satisfaction

rated on a 7 point scale
1 extremely undesirable and inappropriate … 7 extremely desirable and appropriate

The order of the judgements was counterbalanced

An overall index of positive emotion desirability was obtained by averaging the ratings of the four positive emotions

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BD3-cm-mqr-v-7-a r = +.24 ns China A-BD3-cm-mqr-v-7-a r = +.03 ns S-Korea A-BD3-cm-mqr-v-7-a r = +.15 ns USA