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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:
Selfreport 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:
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
6.84
SD:
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 insomia Use of hypnotics Current use of stimulants Use ofalcohol Use of alcohol