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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:
Selfreport 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
Current contacts with friends
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typical moods Feeling good about self Feeling self-confident (vs inadequate) Feeling sociable Feeling sociable (vs withdrawn) Feeling excited Feeling excited Feeling proud Feeling proud Feeling active Feeling energetic (vs lethargic, tired) Grade level in school Current stage in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 Studying
Involvement in school-work
Socializing with friends Visits to friends
Socializing
Current contacts
Flow conditions Social class of community 'Objective' socio-economic status
Socio-economic status of vinicity
Socio-cultural background (earlier for adults, current for young)
Age Age difference among young people Gender Sex (male vs female) Company Current contacts
Current contacts with friends
Socializing
Ethnicity Ethnic status in the USA