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Studies

Moum (1988): study NO Nord-Tr√łndelag 1984

Publication

Author(s):
Moum, T.
Title:
Yea-saying and Mood-of-the-Day Effects in Self-Reported Quality of Life.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 1988, Vol. 20, 117 - 139

Investigation

Public:
20+ aged, general public, Noth Trondelag county, followed 2 years, Norway, 1984-1986
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 622
Non Response:
20%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Mailed questionnaire

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

"How satisfied are you with your life currently?"
0 Not at all
1
2
3
4  neutral
5
6
7
8 A great deal
Classification:
O-SLu-c-sq-n-8-a
Author's label:
Overall life satisfaction
Error estimates:
Reliability: _= .75 Validity:

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Yea-saying Agreeing, yea-saying
Response tendencies
Actual past happiness Recent happiness (< 1 year ago) Resignation Earlier resignation Personality Later personality traits
PERSONALITY: CURRENT TRAITS