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Gallagher & Vella-Brodrick (2007): study AU 2003

Publication

Author(s):
Gallagher, E.M.; Vella-Brodrick, D.A.
Title:
Social Support and Emotional Intelligence as Predictors of Subjective Well-Being.
Source:
Personality and Individual Differences, 2008, Vol. 44, 1551 - 1561

Investigation

Public:
18 - 80 aged, Victoria, Australia, 200?
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Non-probability accidental sample
Respondents:
N = 1200
Non Response:
87.2%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Questionnaire kits with reply paid envelopes placed in public places

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on 20 questions.

This scale consists of a number of words that describe different feelings and emotions. Read each item and mark the appropriate answer in the space next to that word. Indicate to what extend you generally feel this way, that is, how you feel on average?
A  nervous
B  distressed
C  afraid
D  jittery
E  irritable
F  upset
G  scared
H  ashamed
I  guilty
J  hostile
K  excited
L  active
M  determined
N  inspired
O  enthusiastic
P  alert
Q  attentive
R  proud
S  strong
T  interested

Answer options:  
1  very slightly or not at all
2  a little
3  moderately
4  quite a bit
5  extremely

Negative affect score (NAS): (A to J)/10
Positive affect score (PAS): (K to T)/10
Affect Balance Score  (ABS): PAS - NAS

Name: Watson et al's PANAS ('in general' version)
Classification:
A-BW-g-mq-v-5-g
Author's label:
Subjective well-being
Remarks:
positive affect:   M = 35.80, SD = 6.59
negative affect: M = 18.35, SD = 6.77
Page in publication:
1553
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range -4 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
17.45