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Studies

Hill et al. (2018): study US 2013

Publication

Author(s):
Hill, P.L.; Burrow, A. L.; Sin, N.L.; Turiano, N.
Title:
Sense of Purpose Moderates the Associations Between Daily Stressors and Daily Well-being
Source:
Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 2018, Vol. 52, 724-729

Investigation

Public
Middle aged, United States, followed 8 days 201?
Survey name
US-MIDUS
Sample
Selection from general population sample
Respondents
N = 1949
Non Response
Assessment
Questionnaire: paper
and daily interviews by telephone during 8 days

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report  on 27 questions repeated  8 days

To what extent did you feel today,,
A in good spirits
B cheerful
C extremely happy
D calm and peaceful
E satisfied
F full of life
G close to others
H like to belong
I  enthusiastic
J tentive
K proud
L active
O confident
P restless of fidgety
Q nervous
R worthless
S so sad that nothing could cheer you up
T everything was an effort
U hopeless
V  lonely
X  afraid
Y jittery
Z irritable
Aa ashamed
Ab upset
Ac angry
Ad frustrated

Rated
1 not at all
2
3
4
5 very much

Computation:  (A -O)\13 - (P- Ad)\14
Classification:
A-AB-md-mqr-v-5-e
Author's label:
daily affect
Remarks:
Affect balance computed by WDH team, substracting average negative affect (0,21) from average positive affect (2,72)
Page in publication:
726
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range -4 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.51 -
SD:
- -

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Physical symptoms Number of health complaints Daily stressors Current hassles Sense of purpose Purpose in Life Scale (Ryff) Self rated health Global health self-rating High school graduate or below Level of school-education age Current age (in years)