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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: Computer Assisted Telephone Interview (CATI)

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report 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
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
1.70 5.67
SD:
0.64 2.13
Full text:
Self report 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
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 10 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 Multiple aspects of meaning of life Personal growth Self-actualization (need for)
Self-perceived maturity