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Studies

Diener et al. (2002a): study ZZ World samples 1994

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, 41 nations, 1994
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 7166
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on 8 questions:

Using the scale below, indicate how often you feel each of the emotions below. Put a number from 1 to 7 to accurately reflect how much of the time when you are awake you feel that emotion. How much of the time during the PAST MONTH have you felt each emotion?
A  fear
B  affection
C  anger
D  joy
E  sadness
F  guilt
G  contentment
H  pride

1  never
2  slight amount (rare)
3  some of the time
4  about half the time
5  much of the time
6  almost always
7  always

Computation: (A+C+E+F)-(B+D+G+H)

Name: Diener's 'Affect Balance
Classification:
A-BD2-cm-mq-v-7-a
Author's label:
Happiness
Page in publication:
440

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Diener's Life satisfaction Happiness inventories involving unacceptable items