Correlational findings

Study Park et al. (2010): study US 2002

Users of a positive psychology website, United States, 2002-2005
Survey name
Unnamed study
N = 731
Non Response
Questionnaire: Conputer Assisted Web Interview (CAWI)
Respondents voluntarily registered on the website, provided demographic information, and completed measures of their choosing. Respondents received immediate feedback about their scores relative to other respondents, and this feature apparently motivated them.


Authors's Label
Our Classification
Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale (CES-D; Radloff, 1977).
Self report on 20 questions:on feelings in the last week
a. I was bothered by things that usually don't bother me.
b. I did not feel like eating; my appetite was poor
c. I felt that I couldn't shake off the blues even eith help from my family or friends.
d. I felt that I was just as good as other people
e. I had trouble keeping my mind on what I was doing
f. I felt depressed
g. I felt that everything I did was an effort.
h. I felt hopeful about the future.
i. I thought my life had been a failure.
j. I felt fearful.
k. my sleep was restless.
l. I was happy.
m. I talked less than usual.
n. I felt lonely.
o. people were unfriendly,
p. I enjoyed life.
q. I had crying spells.
r. I felt sad.
s. I felt that people dislike me.
t. I could not get going

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BW-m-mq-v-5-a r = - p < .001 Positive affect r = -.49 (001)
Negative affect r = +.56 (001)
Correlation with affect balance not rreported but muust be negative and significant