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Studies

Csikszentmihalyi & Hunter (2003): study US 1998

Publication

Author(s):
Csikszentmihalyi, M.; Hunter, J.
Title:
Happiness in Everyday Life: the Uses of Experience Sampling.
Source:
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2003, Vol. 4, 185 - 199

Investigation

Public
Teenagers, USA, 199?
Sample
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents
N = 828
Non Response
Assessment
Experience sampling
minimal 15 observations in one week

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question repeated several times a day.

" .. mood .."
Full lead question not reported
7  happy
6
5
4
3
2
1  sad
Classification:
A-ARE-mi-sqr-n-7-a
Author's label:
happiness

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Being alone Current contacts with friends
Current contacts
Socializing
Fun reading/writing Reading Feeling strong Current typical moods Feeling good about self Feeling self-confident (vs inadequate) Feeling sociable Feeling sociable (vs withdrawn) Feeling excited Feeling excited Feeling proud Feeling proud Feeling active Feeling energetic (vs lethargic, tired) Grade level in school Current stage in school-career School-related activity Involvement in school-work
Studying
Socializing with friends Visits to friends
Current contacts
Socializing
Flow conditions Social class of community Socio-cultural background (earlier for adults, current for young)
'Objective' socio-economic status
Socio-economic level of vicinity
Age Age difference among young people Gender Sexe: male (vs female) Company Current contacts with friends
Current contacts
Socializing
Ethnicity Ethnic status in the USA