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Studies

Demir et al. (2007): study US 2007

Publication

Author(s):
Demir, M.; Ozdemir, M.; Weitekamp, L.A.
Title:
Looking to HappyTomorrows with Friends: Best and Close Friendships as They Predict Happiness.
Source:
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2007, Vol. 8, 243 - 271

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, university students, USA
Sample:
Non-probability accidental sample
Respondents:
N = 280
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on 20 questions.

This scale consists of a number of words that describe different feelings and emotions. Read each item and mark the appropriate answer in the space next to that word. Indicate to what extend you felt this way during the past few weeks?
A  nervous
B  distressed
C  afraid
D  jittery
E  irritable
F  upset
G  scared
H  exiled
I   ashamed
J   guilty
K  hostile
L  active
M  determined
N  inspired
O  enthusiastic
P  alert
Q  attentive
R  proud
S  strong
T  interested

Answer options:
a  1  very slightly or not at all
b  2  a little
c  3  moderately
d  4  quite a bit
e  5  extremely

Negative affect score (NAS): A to K
Positive affect score   (PAS): L to T
Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS - NAS

Name: Watson et al's PANAS ('past few weeks' version)
Classification:
A-BW-cm-mq-v-5-e
Author's label:
PANAS
Page in publication:
252

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Friendship quality and conflict FRIENDSHIP Gender GENDER