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Pettay (2008a): study US 2006

Publication

Author(s):
Pettay, R.S.
Title:
Health Behaviors and Life Satisfaction in college Students.
Source:
PhD Thesis, Kansas State University, 2008, USA

Investigation

Public:
University students, Illinois, USA, 2007
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Sampling not reported
Respondents:
N = 796
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: web

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on 3 questions:

Using the 1-5 scale below, indicate your agreement with each of the items by placing the appropriate number on the line preceding that item. Please be open and honest in your responding.
A  In most ways my life is close to ideal
B  The conditions of my life are excellent
C  I am satisfied with my life

Answers rated:
5 strongly agree
4 slightly agree
3  neither agree nor disagree
2  slightly disagree
1  strongly disagree

Computation:( A+B+C)/3

Name: Shortened Diener's Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS)
Classification:
O-Sum-u-mq-v-5-bc
Page in publication:
46
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
10.99
SD:
2.31

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Fruit and vegetables consumption What one eats
Healthy eating
Use of stress management skills Efficacious, productive
Self-perceived ability
Attitudes to current life-goals
Physical Activity frequency Active involvement in sports BMI Body Mass Index (BMI) Sleep behavior Amount of sleep Alcohol use Use of alcohol Stage of change in physical activity frequancy Change in health-behavior
Change involvement in sports
Preferred lifestyle
Stage of change in fruit and vegetable consumption Change in nutrition
Change in health-behavior
Attitudes to one's nutrition
Preferred lifestyle
Stage of change in stress management skills Change in health-behavior
Concern about character
Aspired personality change
Preferred lifestyle
Self improvement
Sexe Sex (male vs female)