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Jans-Beken (2018b): study NL 2016

Publication

Author(s):
Jans-Beken, L
Title:
Gratitude, Psychopathology and Subjective Well-Being: Results from a 7.5 Month Prospective General Population Study
Source:
PdD dissetation, 2018 Open University of Heerlen, Heerlen, Netherlands, Capter 4.

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, Netherlands, 2016, followed 30 weeks
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Non-probability accidental sample
Respondents:
N = 706
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: web

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on 124 questions:

A  Using the 1-7 scale below, indicate your agreement with each of the items by placing the appropriate number on the line preceding that item. Please be open and honest in your responding.
   a  In most ways my life is close to ideal
   b  The conditions of my life are excellent
   c  I am satisfied with my life
   d  So far, I have gotten the important things I want in life
   e  If I could live my life over again, I would change nothing
   Answers rated:
   7  strongly agree
   6  agree
   5  slightly agree
   4  neither agree nor disagree
   3  slightly disagree
   2  disagree
   1  strongly disagree
   Name: Diener's Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS)

B  Indicate to what extend you feel this way the past week in your life:
   a nervous
   b  distressed
   c  afraid
   d  jittery
   e  irritable
   f  upset
   g  scared
   h  exiled
   i   ashamed
   j   guilty
   k  hostile
   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
   Affect Balance Score (ABS): (a-k) - (l-t) Name: Watson's PANAS

Computation: A+B
Classification:
M-AO---mq-*-124-c
Author's label:
Subjective Well-being
Page in publication:
101
Error estimates:
McDonald' s W-total reliable coefficient range .93-.94 over the waves. Average test-retest correlation: r = .89 (Interclass Correlation Coefficient, ICC) (CI95 .87--.90; see correlates)

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Gratitude Earlier life-appraisals Psychopathology Earlier psycho-somatic complaints Test-retest (previous happiness) Actual level of earlier/later happiness