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Abdel-Khalek (2006a): study KW 2002 /1

Publication

Author(s):
Abdel-Khalek, A.M.
Title:
Measuring Happiness by a Single Item Scale.
Source:
Social Behavior and Personality, 2006, Vol. 34, 139 - 150

Investigation

Public
University undergraduates, Kuwait 2002
Sample
Non-probability chunk sample
Respondents
N = 503
Non Response
Assessment

Questionnaire completed in class

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

Do you feel happy in general?
0  minimum score
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 maximal score
Numbers presented on a horizontal line scale.
Classification:
M-FH-g-sq-ol-11-a
Author's label:
Single item scale of happines
Remarks:
Correlation with Oxford Happiness Inventory: r = +.69 males, r = +.63 females
Correlation with Satisfaction with Life Scale: r = +.55 males, r = +.62 females
Page in publication:
19
Error estimates:
One week retest correlation: r=+.86 (n=71)
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
6.84 6.84
SD:
2.31 2.31

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding optimism Optimistic Hope Current hope
Inner locus of control
Self-confidant
Self-perceived ability
Self-esteem Current satisfaction with self Self rating of mental health Self ratings of mental health positive affect Feeling cheerful (vs gloomy) Extraversion Extraverted Self-rating of physical health Self-perceived health Anxiety Anxious Pessimism Feeling hopeless (vs not) Negative affect Feeling down (vs not) Insomnia insomnia Use of hypnotics Current use of stimulants Use ofalcohol Use of alcohol