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Shoshani & Slone (2013): study IL 2009

Publication

Author(s):
Shoshani, A.; Slone, M.
Title:
Middle School Transition from the Strengths Perspective: Young Adolescents’ Character Strengths, Subjective Well-Being, and School Adjustment.
Source:
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2013, Vol. 14, 1163 - 1181

Investigation

Public
Midle school pupils, Israel, followed 1 year 2010?
Survey name
Unnamed study
Sample
Sampling not reported
Respondents
N = 417
Non Response
Assessment
Questionnaire: paper
Participants were examined: - middle of seventh grade (Time 1) - middle of eighth grade (Time 2).

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 two weeks?
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  very slightly or not at all
2  a little
3  moderately
4  quite a bit
5  extremely

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 ('past 2 weeks' version)
Classification:
A-BW-cm-mq-v-5-f
Author's label:
PANAS-C
Remarks:
Mean computed by WDoH team from PA 42.81 minus NA 26.34.
Page in publication:
1169
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range -40 - 40 On range 0-10
Mean:
16.47 -
SD:
- -

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Strengths of character Personal qualities
Psychic competences
Self rating of current positive mental health
Intellectual strenghts Interested
Intellectual competences
Earlier interested
Earlier intellectual competences
Interpersonal strenghts Sociable
Agreeable
Earlier sociability
Social competences
Earlier agreeableness
Earlier social competences
Temperance strenghts Stable
Earlier stability
Self-controlled
Earlier self-control
Trancendence strenghts Searching for meaning
Earlier sense of meaning in one's life
Multiple aspects of meaning of life
Earlier pursuit of meaning in life