Correlational findings

Study Chan (2013a): study CN 2008

Schoolteachers, Hongkong, China, 2008
Survey name:
Unnamed study
N = 143
Non Response:
Interview: face-to-face


Authors's Label
Life of pleasure
Our Classification
Pleasure subscale of the 18 item Orientation to Happiness Scale (Peterson et al., 2005)
Range = 6 - 30, M = 20.24 SD = 3.89
Selfreport on 6 questions: Below are statements that many people would find desirable, but we want you to answer only in terms of whether the statement describes how you actually live your life.
a: Life is too short to postpone the pleasures it can provide
b: I go out of my way to feel euphoric.

c: In choosing what to do, I always take into account whether it will be pleasurable
d:  I agree with this statement: ‘‘Life is short – eat dessert first.’’
e: For me, the good life is the pleasurable life.
f:  I love to do things that excite my senses

5 very much like me
4 mostly like me
3 somewhat like me
2 a little like me
1 not like me at all

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BW-g-mq-v-5-b r = + Positive affect r = +.26 (01)
Negatvie affect r = -.14 (ns)
Hence positive correlation with Affect Balance