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Studies

Colombo et al. (2006): study IT Piemonte 2001

Publication

Author(s):
Colombo, F.; Balbo, M.; Baruffi, M.
Title:
Subjective Well-Being and Optimism in a Sample of Italian Students.
Source:
Homeostasis, 2006, Vol. 44, 34 - 39

Investigation

Public
High school students; Italy; 200?
Survey name
Unnamed study
Sample
Sampling not reported
Respondents
N = 384
Non Response
Assessment
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on two questions:

A
Use the list below to answer the following question: IN GENERAL, HOW HAPPY OR UNHAPPY DO YOU USUALLY FEEL? Check the one statement that best describes your average happiness.
10  extremely happy (feeling ecstatic, joyous, fantastic!)
9    very happy (feeling really good and elated!)
8    pretty happy (spirits high, feeling good)
7    mildly happy (feeling fairly good and somewhat cheerful)
6    slightly happy ( just a bit above neutral)
5    slightly unhappy (just a bit below neutral)
4    mildly unhappy (just a bit low)
3    pretty unhappy (somewhat "blue", spirits down)
2    very unhappy ( depressed, spirits very low)
1    extremely unhappy (utterly depressed, completely down)

B)
Consider your emotions a moment further. On the average, what percentage of the time do you feel Happy? What percent of the time do you feel unhappy? What percent of the time do you feel neutral (neither happy nor unhappy)? Write down your best estimate, as well as you can, in the space below. Make sure the figures add-up to equal 100%
The percent of time I felt happy       _____%
The percent of time I felt unhappy   _____%
The percent of time I felt neutral      _____%

Summation: A + % happy on B

Name: Fordyce's 'Happiness measure'
Classification:
A-Sum-g-mq-*-111-a
Author's label:
Happiness measure: Combination score
Page in publication:
35
Full text:
Self report on single question:

Use the list below to answer the following question: IN GENERAL, HOW HAPPY OR UNHAPPY DO YOU USUALLY FEEL? Check the one statement that best describes your average happiness.
10  extremely happy (feeling ecstatic, joyous, fantastic!)
9    very happy (feeling really good and elated!)
8    pretty happy (spirits high, feeling good)
7    mildly happy (feeling fairly good and somewhat cheerful)
6    slightly happy ( just a bit above neutral)
5    slightly unhappy (just a bit below neutral)
4    mildly unhappy (just a bit low)
3    pretty unhappy (somewhat "blue", spirits down)
2    very unhappy ( depressed, spirits very low)
1    extremely unhappy (utterly depressed, completely down)

Name: Fordyce's overall happiness item.
Classification:
M-FH-g-sq-v-10-a
Author's label:
Time spent in happy mood
Page in publication:
36

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Personal satisfaction Happiness inventories involving unacceptable items Academic achievement School-success
Intellectual competences