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Abdel-Khalek (2006a): study KW 2002

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:
Secondary school students, Kuwait 2002
Sample:
Non-probability chunk sample
Respondents:
N = 472
Non Response:
0
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
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:
self-rating 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
Page in publication:
7
Error estimates:
retest after one week: r = +.86 (n = 71)
Observed distribution:
On original range 0 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
6.36 6.36
SD:
2.72 2.72

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Oxford Happiness Inventory Life-adjustment inventories satisfaction with life scale Happiness inventories involving unacceptable items