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Studies

Pappot & Phaff (2004): study NL 2004

Publication

Author(s):
Pappot, T.; Phaff, J.
Title:
Geluk onder Gedetineerden. (Happiness in Jail).
Source:
Research Paper University Amsterdam, Department of Psychology, 2004, Netherlands

Investigation

Public:
Prisoners and controls, The Netherlands, 2004
Sample:
Non-probability chunk sample
Respondents:
N = 42
Non Response:
40%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
1 general questionnaire, administered at start. Mood-questionnaires, filled out three times a day, during 10 consecutive days. Mood-questionaires were filled out at 7.30, 12.00 and 18.00 hours. Prisoners handed forms to their supervisors after each assesment. Controls handed all forms to the investigators at the end of the study..

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

How happy do you feel IN GENERAL? Select the number which best describes your happiness. Very unhappy is -5 and very happy is 5
- 5  very unhappy
-4
-3
-2
-1
0
1
2
3
4
5  very happy

Computation: recoded 0 to 10, where -5 is 0 and +5 is 10
Classification:
M-FH-g-sq-n-11-d
Author's label:
Geluk (happiness)
Remarks:
Original scale -5 to +5
- prisoners: M = 1.59, Mt = 6.59
- controls:    M = 2.36, Mt = 7.36
Page in publication:
2
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%,   11: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range -5 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.12 712.00
Full text:
Selfreport on single question, repeated  3 times a day during 10 days

How happy do you feel AT THIS MOMENT? Select the number which best describes your happiness. -5 is very unhappy, 0 is neutral, and 5 is very happy
- 5  very unhappy
-4
-3
-2
-1
0
1
2
3
4
5  very happy

Computation: recoded 0 to 10, where -5 is 0 and +5 is 10
Classification:
A-ARE-m-sqr-n-11-a
Author's label:
Stemming (mood)
Remarks:
Original scale -5 to +5
- prisoners: M = 0.25, Mt = 5,25
- controls:    M = 1.73, Mt = 6,73
Page in publication:
2
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%,   11: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range -5 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
0.87 587.00

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding in prison Current imprisonment
Living in a prison
mood A-ARE by M-AO