Subject code: A04ab02

Study | Csikszentmihalyi & Hunter (2003): study US 1998 |

Title | Happiness in Everyday Life: the Uses of Experience Sampling. |

Source | Journal of Happiness Studies, 2003, Vol. 4, 185 - 199 |

DOI | DOI:10.1023/A:1024409732742 |

Public | Teenagers, USA, 199? |

Sample | Non-probability purposive sample |

Non-Response | |

Respondents N = | 828 |

Correlate | |

Author's label | Age |

Page in Source | 192 |

Our classification | Age difference among young people, code A04ab02 |

Operationalization | Age in years |

Observed distribution | Range: 10-18 |

Remarks | Participants were beeped at random moments eight times a day from 7:30 am to 10:30 pm for one week. At each beep they answered questions about: a: what activity they where doing on the moment b: whom they were with c: how they felt at that moment (various feelings, one of which happiness) |

Observed Relation with Happiness | ||

Happiness Measure | Statistics | Elaboration/Remarks |

A-ARE-mi-sqr-n-7-a | F=+6.6 p < .0001 | Happiness decreases though the teenage years; it reaches its lowest point by age 16, and then shows a small recovery by age 18 |

Appendix 1: Happiness measures used

Code | Full Text |

A-ARE-mi-sqr-n-7-a | Selfreport on single question repeated several times a day. " .. mood .." Full lead question not reported 7 happy 6 5 4 3 2 1 sad |

Appendix 2: Statistics used

Symbol | Explanation |

F | F-STATISTIC Type: asymmetric standard test statistic. Range: nonnegative unlimited Meaning : the test statistic is also called the "Variance Ratio" and is the ratio of two independent estimators of the same variance with n1 and n2 degrees of freedom respectively. The critical values of its probability distribution are tabulated extensively in almost any textbook on Statistics |

Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.

https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl