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Studies

Diener et al. (2000a): study ZZ World samples 1990

Publication

Author(s):
Diener, E.; Gohm, C.L.; Oishi, S.; Suh, E.M.
Title:
Similarity of the Relation between Marital Status and Subjective Well-Being across Cultures.
Source:
Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 2000, Vol. 31, 419 -436

Investigation

Public
18+ aged, general public, 43 nations 1990-1992
Sample
Probability sample (unspecified)
Respondents
N = 59169
Non Response
Assessment
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as-a-whole now.....?
1   dissatisfied
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10  satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Page in publication:
425
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.05 -
SD:
2.08 -
Full text:
Self report on 10 questions:

During the past few weeks, did you ever feel ....?  (yes/no)
A   Particularly excited or interested in something?
B   So restless that you couldn't sit long in a chair?
C   Proud because someone complimented you on something  
     you had done?
D   Very lonely or remote from other people?
E   Pleased about having accomplished something?
F   Bored?
G   On top of the world?
H   Depressed or very unhappy?
I    That things were going your way?
J    Upset because someone criticized you?

Answer options and scoring:
yes = 1
no  = 0
Summation:
-Positive Affect Score (PAS): A+C+E+G+I
-Negative Affect Score (NAS): B+D+F+H+J
-Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS minus NAS
Possible range: -5 to +5

Name: Bradburn's 'Affect Balance Scale' (standard version)
Classification:
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a
Author's label:
Emotional experience
Page in publication:
425
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range -5 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
1.47 6.47
SD:
- -

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Living as married Formally-married vs living-as-married Divorced status Married vs divorced