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Studies

Flügel (1925): study GB 1920

Publication

Author(s):
Flügel, J.C.
Title:
A Quantitative Study of Feeling and Emotion in Every Day Life.
Source:
British Journal of Psychology, 1925, Vol. 15, 318 - 355

Investigation

Public:
Academics, England, 192?
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 9
Non Response:
Assessment:
Diary
Lowly structured diary of emotions, kept each hour during 30 days.

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on 3 questions, in emotion diary kept 30 days (experience sampling)

Several times per hour Ss noted in a diary:
A   the emotion(s) they had experienced the last few minutes.
B   the number of minutes they experienced these feelings.
C   the hedonic dimension they experienced in these feelings
   .
Scoring: numerical rating from +3 to -3
Summation: The total percentage of unpleasure (AxB) was divided by the total percentage of pleasure (question C)
Classification:
A-ASA-mi-mqr-n-7-a
Author's label:
Pleasure/hedonic feeling.
Error estimates:
Reliability: Odd / even test for equivalence: r ranging from +.45 to +.96 lowest for most extreme feelings. Validity: Respondents declared that this proportion of pleasure and unpleasure was fairly characteristic for their life as a whole.

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Intensity of feelings Intensity of affects Variability of feelings_A Variability of affects Variability of feelings_B Variability of affects