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Studies

Proctor et al. (2010): study GB 2007

Publication

Author(s):
Proctor, C.L.; Linley, P.A.; Maltby, J.
Title:
Very Happy Youths: Benefits of Very High Life Satisfaction Among Adolescents.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 2010, Vol. 98, 519 - 532

Investigation

Public:
16-18 aged, UK, 200?
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Non-probability self-selected
Respondents:
N = 410
Non Response:
89
Assessment:
Questionnaire: web

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on 20 questions.

This scale consists of a number of words that describe different feelings and emotions. Read each item and mark the appropriate answer in the space next to that word. Indicate to what extend you felt this way during the past month?

A  nervous
B  distressed
C  afraid
D  jittery
E  irritable
F  upset
G  scared
H  ashamed
I  guilty
J  hostile
K  excited
L  active
M  determined
N  inspired
O  enthusiastic
P  alert
Q  attentive
R  proud
S  strong
T  interested

Answer options:
1  not at all true for me
.
.
7 exactly true for me

Negative affect score (NAS): A to J
Positive affect score   (PAS): K to T
Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS - NAS

Name: Watson et al.'s PANAS (7 step last month version)
Classification:
A-BW-cm-mq-nv-7-b
Author's label:
Positive andNegative Affect Schedule
Remarks:
M  computed WDH team from PA 29.82 minus NA 23.75
Page in publication:
522
Error estimates:
Cronbach alpha: PA .89 NA .84
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range -60 - 60 On range 0-10
Mean:
6.07 -
SD:
- -
Full text:
Self report on single question:

I feel happy most of the time
1  strongly disagree
2  moderately disagree
3  mildly disagree
4  mildly agree
5  moderately agree
6  strongly agree
Classification:
M-TH-g-sq-v-6-a
Author's label:
Happiness
Page in publication:
522/525
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 6 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.10 -
SD:
1.39 -

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Adolescent Health Promotion Scale Current healthy life-style Environmental views Concern about clean environment school satisfaction Satisfaction with one's school social stress Current stress parental relations Relations with parents life meaning Perceived meaning of one's own life as a whole gratitude Thankful aspirations Having goals or not (life-planning) altruism Egoistic
Willing to help
self-esteem Evaluation of self-as-a-whole depression Feeling down (vs not)
Depression
academic aspirations Educational aspirations peer relations Popularity in school social acceptance Social competences
Perceived ability to make friends
academic achievement School-success
School performance
attitude to education Educational values
Motivation to perform well in school
Concern about education
Life satisfaction Happiness inventories involving unacceptable items