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Studies

Irwin et al. (1979): study NZ 1975

Publication

Author(s):
Irwin, R.; Dixon, G.; Kammann, R.
Title:
If you Want to Know how Happy I am ,You'll have to Ask me.
Source:
New Zealand Psychologist, 1979, Vol. 8, 10 - 12

Investigation

Public:
Singles, Dunedin New Zealand, 1975
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 78
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

"Over the past month I have been feeling.........?"
7   extremely happy
6   very happy
5   somewhat happy
4   mixed (about equally happy and unhappy)
3   somewhat unhappy
2   very unhappy
1   extremely unhappy
Classification:
M-FH-cm-sq-v-7-a
Author's label:
Happiness (self-rating)
Error estimates:
Reliability: Validity:

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Projection Perceived difference with own happiness Pair similarity Perceived difference with own happiness Perceptual accuracy Congruency self-image and reputation
Perceptual performance
Rating of happiness by peers