Correlational finding on Happiness and Method of interrogation
Subject code: I06aa03

StudyDiener et al. (1995c): study US 1991
TitleThe Personality Structure of Affect.
SourceJournal of Personality and Social Psychology, 1995, Vol. 69, 130 - 141
PublicCollege students, USA, 1991-1992
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Non-Response
Respondents N =212

Correlate
Author's labelMethods
Page in Source 135
Our classificationMethod of interrogation, code I06aa03
Operationalization
Affective experience in the last month was assessed in 
three ways
a: global self-report 
b: experience sampling  
c: informant report
Observed distributiona: M = -1.40, b : M = -0.18, c: M = -1.42

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-BD3-cm-mqr-v-7-aDM=
global self report:  M = -1.40
experience sampling: M = -0.18
informant report   : M = -1.42


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
A-BD3-cm-mqr-v-7-aSelfreport of daily mood on 24 questions

'Please indicate how much of each emotion you felt in the past month'
A LOVE
Aa Affection
Ab love
Ac caring
Ab fondness
B JOY
Ba joy
Bb happiness
Bc contentment
Bd pride
C FEAR
Ca fear
Cb worry
Cc anxiety
Cd nervous
D ANGER
Da anger
Db irritation
Dc disgust
Dd rage
E SHAME
Ea shame
Eb guilt
Ec regret
Ed embarrassment
F SADNES
Fa sadness
Fb loneliness
Fc unhappiness
Fd depression

Answer options:
1 not at all
2 very slight
3 somewhat
4 moderate amount
5 much
6 very much
7 extremely much
Options presented horizontally

Computation: average A+B minus average C+D+E+F


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
DMDIFFERENCE of MEANS
Type: descriptive statistic only.
Measurement level: Correlate: dichotomous, Happiness: metric
Range: depending on the happiness rating scale of the author; range symmetric about zero.

Meaning: the difference of the mean happiness, as measured on the author's rating scale, between the two correlate levels.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl