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Studies

Prizmic-Larsen et al. (2009): study HR 2005

Publication

Author(s):
Prizmic-Larsen, Z.; Franc, R; Kaliterna Lipovcan, L.J.
Title:
What to Do and not to Do to be Happy and Satisfied? Affect Regulations Strategies and Well-Being in a Representative Sample of Croatia.
Source:
Freire, T.;Ed.. :"Understanding Positive Life Research and Practice on Positive Psychology", Climepsi, 2009, Lisabon, Portugal, 213 - 226

Investigation

Public:
Adults, general public, Croatia, 2005
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 900
Non Response:
31%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview at home by trained interviewers

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on three questions:

'On the average, what percentage of the time do you feel….…' (percentages must add up to 100%)
1  happy
2  unhappy
3  neutral

Name: Fordyce % happy scale
Variant: % happy
Classification:
A-TH-g-mq-th%-101-aa
Author's label:
Subjective Well-being
Remarks:
% of time happy: Female: M=52,4; SD=22,72; Male: M=53,5; SD=23,02
% of time unhappy: Female: M=23,5; SD=18,48; Male: M=21,6; SD=16,14
Page in publication:
214, 218

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Age Current age (in years) Income Personal income Active distraction Current coping-style Cognitive engagement Current coping-style Behavioral engagement Current coping-style Venting and expressing affect Current coping-style Passive distraction and acceptance Current coping-style Rumination and withdraw Current coping-style Waiting Current coping-style Not named Socio-demographic + personality