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Studies

Larson (1989): study US 1984

Publication

Author(s):
Larson, R.
Title:
Is Feeling "In Control" Related to Happiness in Daily Life?
Source:
Psychological Reports, 1989, Vol. 64, 775 - 784

Investigation

Public:
Lower-middle class employees, Chicago-area, USA, 198?
Sample:
Non-probability accidental sample
Respondents:
N = 107
Non Response:
Assessment:
Experience sampling
Experience Sampling during 1 week between 8 AM and 10 PM (= about 8 times a day).

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question repeated several times a day.

" .. mood .."
Full lead question not reported
7  happy
6
5
4
3
2
1  sad
Classification:
A-ARE-mi-sqr-n-7-a
Author's label:
Happy/sad
Remarks:
Assessed 8 times a day during one week.
Part of a 4 item sematic differential scale (other items cheerfull, friendly and sociable)
Page in publication:
779
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 7 On range 0-10
Mean:
5.05 -
SD:
0.65 -

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding subjective control Inner locus of control