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Studies

Diener et al. (1995b): study US Illinois 1990 /1

Publication

Author(s):
Diener, E.; Fujita, F.; Wolsic, B.
Title:
Physical Attractiveness and Subjective Well-Being.
Source:
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 1995, Vol. 69, 120 - 129

Investigation

Public:
University students, USA, 199?
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 131
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport 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

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Physical attractiveness Ratings of good looks by others Physical attractiveness Ratings of good looks by others