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Studies

Luhmann et al. (2014): study US 2013

Publication

Author(s):
Luhmann, M.; Cacioppo, J.T.; Hawkley, L.C.
Title:
Thinking about One's Subjective Well-Being: Average Trends and Individual Differences.
Source:
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2014, Vol. 15, 757 - 781

Investigation

Public:
18-79 aged, general public, USA, 2013
Sample:
Non-probability accidental sample
Respondents:
N = 414
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: web

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on 20 questions.

This scale consists of a number of words that describe different feelings and emotions. Read each item and mark the appropriate answer in the space next to that word. Indicate to what extend you generally feel this way, that is, how you feel on average?
A  nervous
B  distressed
C  afraid
D  jittery
E  irritable
F  upset
G  scared
H  ashamed
I  guilty
J  hostile
K  excited
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

Negative affect score (NAS): (A to J)/10
Positive affect score (PAS): (K to T)/10
Affect Balance Score  (ABS): PAS - NAS

Name: Watson et al's PANAS ('in general' version)
Classification:
A-BW-g-mq-v-5-g
Author's label:
Happiness
Remarks:
ABS computed by WDH-team from Positive Affect and Negative Affect Scores
Page in publication:
764
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range -4 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
1.27

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Valence of thoughs when answering question on happiness Perceived sources of one's own happiness
Hedonic values