Flügel (1925): study GB 1920
- Flügel, J.C.
- A Quantitative Study of Feeling and Emotion in Every Day Life.
- British Journal of Psychology, 1925, Vol. 15, 318 - 355
- Academics, England, 192?
- N = 9
- Non Response:
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)
- 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.