Biswas-Diener et al. (2005): study GL 2001
- Biswas-Diener, R.; Diener, E.; Vitterso, J.
- Most People are Pretty Happy, but There is Cultural Variation:: The Inughuit, The Amish and the Maasai.
- Journal of Happiness Studies, 2005, Vol. 6, 205 - 226
- Adult Inughuit, Greenland, 200?
- Non-probability accidental sample
- N = 22
- Non Response
Participants were approached 8 to 12 times at random moments during the day
Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings
- Full text:
Self report of momentary mood on 8 questions:
Using the scale below, indicate how much you feel each of the emotions below. Put a number from 1 to 7 to accurately reflect how much you feel that emotion RIGHT NOW.
1 not at all
7 extremely intense
Computation: (B+D+G+H) - (A+C+E+F) / 8
Name: Diener's 'Affect Balance' ESM format
- Author's label:
- Experience Sampling method
- Mean and standard deviations stretched from range -6+6 to range -7+7 (for facilitating comparison with other indicators of happiness on range 1-7)
95 % scored above neutral.
Mean score transformed to range 0-100 above neutral is 43, which correspondes to 7,35 on our standard 0-10 scale where the neutral point is 5.
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- Observed distribution
- Summary Statistics
- On original range -6 - 6 On range 0-10
- 2.60 7.35
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