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Studies

Biswas-Diener & Diener (2006): study ZZ East-West pairs 2005

Publication

Author(s):
Biswas-Diener, R.; Diener, E.
Title:
The Subjective-Well-Being of the Homeless, and Lessons for Happiness.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 2006, Vol. 76, 185 - 205

Investigation

Public
Homeless people, Calcutta (India), Fresno & Portland (USA), 200?
Sample
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents
N = 186
Non Response
19
Assessment
Questionnaire: paper
Questionnaires for literate, oral interviews for illiterate participants

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report of momentary mood on 6 questions:

Using the scale below, indicate how much of the time during the PAST MONTH have you felt each emotion?
A  affectionate
B  joyful
C  angry
D  sad
E  worried
F  guilty

1  never
2  slight amount (rare)
3  some of the time
4  about half the time
5  much of the time
6  almost always
7  always

Computation: (A+B)/2 - (C+D+E+F)/4

Name: Diener's 'Affect Balance'
Classification:
A-BD2-cm-mq-v-7-c
Author's label:
Positve and negative affect
Remarks:
Affect Balance computed by WDH team from table III. Calcutta: -0.24, DV +0,67, Fresno +0,46
Page in publication:
196, 197
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 0 On range 0-10
Mean:
55.00 -
SD:
- -

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Temporary Current dwelling
Comparison of specific social categories in nations