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Brown & Kasser (2005): study US 2005 /1

Publication

Author(s):
Brown, K.W.; Kasser, T.
Title:
Are Psychological and Ecological Well-Being Compatible? The Role of Values, Mindfulness, and Lifestyle.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 2005, Vol. 74, 349 - 368

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, voluntary simplify movers and controls, USA, 2005
Sample:
Non-probability accidental sample
Respondents:
N = 400
Non Response:
16,1
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Mailed questionnaire

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on 9 questions

To what degree did you experience each of the following emotions over the past week?
A  worried/anxious
B  happy
C  frustrated
D  pleased
E  angry/hostile
F  enjoyment/fun
G  unhappy
H  joyful
I    depressed/blue

Rated:
0  not at all
1
2
3  somewhat
4
5
6  extremely

Computation: (A+C+E+G+I0/5 - (B+D+F+H)/4
Classification:
A-AB-cw-mq-n-7-b
Remarks:
voluntary simplifyers M = 2.05, SD = 1.82, controls M = 1.60, SD=2.20
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 6 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.05
SD:
1.82

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Lifestyle Alternative life style