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Studies

Abdel-Khalek (2004): study KW 2002

Publication

Author(s):
Abdel-Khalek, A.M.
Title:
Happiness among Kuwaiti College Students.
Source:
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2004, Vol. 5, 93 - 97

Investigation

Public:
College students in Kuwait, 2002
Sample:
Non-probability chunk sample
Respondents:
N = 140
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Questionnaire completed in class

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

"Generally speaking, how (much) do you feel happy? What score do you give if we put ten for 'extremely happy, zero for extremely unhappy' and five for neither happy nor unhappy'?"
10 extremely happy
9
8
7
6
5  neither happy nor unhappy
4
3
2
1
0  extremely unhappy
Classification:
M-FH-g-sq-n-11-a
Author's label:
Self-report of happines
Remarks:
Instruction to imagine global estimation and general
feelings (not their present states) and to know that 0 is the minimum and 10 is the maximum score.

The mean of the mean Mm (comparable to other scales) is 0,58 and the mean of the standard deviation (Msd) is 0,19.
Page in publication:
93
Error estimates:
Reliability of retest after one week: r = +.86
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%,   11: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
6.41
SD:
2.06

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding reliability Recent happiness (< 1 year ago)