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Studies

Dermer et al. (1979): study US 1978 /2

Publication

Author(s):
Dermer, M.; Anderson, E.A.; Cohen, S.J.; Jacobson, E.
Title:
Evaluative Judgements of Aspects of Life as a Function of Vicarious Exposure to Hedonic Extremes.
Source:
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 1979, Vol. 37, 247 - 260

Investigation

Public:
Female students, moderately happy, USA, 1978
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 73
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

How do you feel about your life-as-a-whole.....?
1  terrible
2  unhappy
3  mostly dissatisfied
4  mixed
5  mostly satisfied
6  pleased
7  delighted

The rating scale was presented horizontally and allowed  scores
in between (resulting in fact in a 67 point scale)

Name: Andrews & Withey's `Delighted-Terrible Scale' (modified version)
Classification:
O-DT-u-sq-v-7-b
Author's label:
Feelings about life as a whole

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Pleasant imagination Prior mood-manipulation