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Correlational findings

Study Lewis et al. (2001): study GB 1999

Public:
University Students, Northern Ireland, 1999
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 52
Non Response:
0
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Questionnaire completed in class

Correlate

Authors's label
MUNSH total scale
Our Classification
Operationalization
Memorial University of Newfoundland Scale of Happiness (MUNSH):
In the past months have you been feeling:
1.On top of the world?(PA)
2.In high spirits?(PA)
3.Particulary content with your        life?(PA)
4.Lucky?(PA)
5.Bored?(NA)
6.Very lonely or remote from other   
   people?(NA)
7.Depressed or very unhappy?(NA)
8.Flustered because you didn't know
   what was expected  of you?(NA)
9.Bitter about the way your life     turned out?(NA)
10.Generally satisfied with the way your life has turned out?(PA)

The next 14 questions have to do with more general life experience.
11.This is the dreariest time of my life. (NE)
12.I am just as happy as when I was younger.(PE)
13.Most of the things I do are boring or monotonous. (NE)
14.The things I do are as interesting to me as they ever were.(PE)
15.As I look back on my life, I am fairly well satisfied.(PE)
16.Things are getting worse as I get older.(NE)
17.How much do you feel lonely?(NE)
18.Little things bother me more this year.(NE)
19.If you could live where you wanted, where would you live?(PE)
20.I sometimes feel that life isn't worth living.(NE)
21.Iam as happy now as I was when I was younger.(PE)
22.Life is hard for me most of the time.(NE)
23.How satisfied are you with your life today?(PE)
24.My health is the same or better than most people's my age.(PE)

PA= positive affects
NA= negative affects
PE= general positive experiences
NE= general negative experiences

Scoring:Yes= 2; Don't know= 1; No= 0.

MUNSH Total= PA- NA+ PE- NE

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BMc-cw-mq-v-4-a r = +.80 p < .001