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Studies

Diener et al. (2002a): study ZZ World samples 1980

Publication

Author(s):
Diener, E.; Lucas, R.E.; Oishi, S.; Suh, E.M.
Title:
Looking Up and Looking Down: Weighting Good and Bad Information in Life Satisfaction Judgments.
Source:
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 2002, Vol. 28, 437 - 445

Investigation

Public:
College students, 31 nations, 1980's
Sample:
Non-probability chunk sample
Respondents:
N = 13113
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 right now.....?
1  terrible
2  unhappy
3  mostly dissatisfied
4  mixed (about equally satisfied and dissatisfied)
5  mostly satisfied
6  pleased
7  delighted
-  neutral (neither satisfied nor dissatisfied)
-  I never thought about it
-  does not apply to me



Name: Andrews & Withey's `Delighted-Terrible Scale' (modified version by Michalos)
Classification:
O-DT-c-sq-v-7-b
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Page in publication:
439
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Considering your life as a whole, would you describe it as....:?
1  very unhappy
2
|   unhappy
3
4  an even mixture of unhappiness and happiness
5
|  happy
6
7  very happy
no opinion
Classification:
O-HL-u-sq-v-7-a
Author's label:
Happiness
Page in publication:
439

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Satisfaction with life domains Satisfaction with multiple domains of life Happiness O-HL by O-DT