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Studies

Ryff & Keyes (1995): study US 1990

Publication

Author(s):
Ryff, C.D.; Keyes, C.L.
Title:
The Structure of Psychological Well-Being Revisited.
Source:
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 1995, Vol. 69, 719 - 727

Investigation

Public:
25+ aged, USA, 199?
Sample:
Probability multi-stage cluster sample
Respondents:
N = 1108
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question

Felt happy during the past month.. (full item not reported)
3  all of the time
2  most of the time
1  some of the time
0  none of the time
Classification:
M-TH-cm-sq-v-4-b
Author's label:
Happiness
Page in publication:
721
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
1.70 5.67
SD:
0.64 2.13
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

…how things are going in your life.. (full item not reported)
0  the worst possible life you could imagine
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10 the best possible life you could imagine
Classification:
C-BW-?-sq-?-11-a
Author's label:
life satisfaction
Page in publication:
721
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 0 - 0 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.70 7.70
SD:
1.60 1.60

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Self Acceptance Current self-evaluation
Current satisfaction with self
Positive relations with others Current intimate relationships
Attitudes to intimates
Sociable
Autonomy Independent Environmental mastery Inner locus of control Purpose in life Clarity of life-goals
Perceived usefullness of one's life
Personal growth Self-actualization (need for)
Self-perceived maturity