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Studies

Parks et al. (2012): study ZZ Developed nations 2007

Publication

Author(s):
Parks, A.C.; Della Porta, M.D.; Pierce, R.S.
Title:
Pursuing Happiness in Everyday Life: The Characteristics and Behaviors of Online Happiness Seekers.
Source:
Emotion, Advance online publication, 2012, 1 - 15

Investigation

Public:
Users of on-line self-help program, USA, 200?
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 327
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: web

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on 6 questions on mood  of the moment

How do you feel right now
A  sad/happy
B  timid/confident
C  ashamed/unashamed
D  gloomy/cheerful
E  irritable/ good natured
F  afraid/unafraid

Rated on coloured slider scalein which red indicates the negative extreme and yellow the positive extreme, with shaded colours in the middle
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Classification:
A-ASA-m-mq-n-7-d
Author's label:
Mood measure
Remarks:
Use of the mood questionnaire was optional and only some 10% of the participants used it more than once. Average number of days betwee uses: 8,74
Page in publication:
9
Error estimates:
Conbach alpha = .86
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 7 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.66

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Happiness increasing activity Trainings for multiple mental skills
Self-help
No particular setting, recruitment on interest
Voluntary, unsolicited
Actual changes in happiness
Online intervention