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Studies

Kahneman & Krueger (2006): study US 2004

Publication

Author(s):
Kahneman, D.; Krueger, A.B.
Title:
Developments in the Measurement of Subjective Well-Being.
Source:
Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2006, Vol. 20, 3 - 24

Investigation

Public:
Employed females, USA , 2004
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 909
Non Response:
Assessment:
Experience sampling
Day Reconstruction method (DRM). Respondents are asked to fill out a diary summarizing episodes, that occured in the preceding day and what they did. Afterwards they are asked to descirbe how they felt during each activity and report the intensity of their feelings.

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on yesterday's activities using a diary format.

Nine affects were rated for each episode:
A  happy
B  warm, friendly
C  enjoying myself
D frustrated, annoyed
E  depressed, blue
F  hassled, pushed around
G  angry, hostile
H  worried, anxious
I   criticized, put down

Rating: 0 'not at all' to 6 'very much'

Computation: (A+B+C)/3  - (D+E+F+H+H+I)/6

Name: Kahneman's Net Affect
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6
Classification:
A-AB-yd-mq-n-7-a
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

In general, how satisfied are you with your life these days? Would you way that you are....?
4  very satisfied
3  somewhat satisfied
2  somewhat dissatisfied
1  very dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-v-4-aa

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Divorced Ever divorced/separated Household income Household income Education Development of one's education Age Current age (in years) Sleep Quality Quality of sleep