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Studies

Simoes et al. (2009): study PT 2001

Publication

Author(s):
Simoes, C.; Batista-Foguet, J.M.; DeMatos, M.G.
Title:
Personal and Social Features in Adolescent's Health.
Source:
Freire, T.;Ed.: "Understanding Positive Life Research and Practice on Positive Psychology", Climepsi, 2009, Lisboa, Portugal, 105 - 116

Investigation

Public:
Adolescents, Portugal, 2001-02
Sample:
Probability cluster sample
Respondents:
N = 6109
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Teachers administered the self-completion of questionnaires in school classroom.

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Here is a picture of a ladder. The top of the ladder '10' represents the best possible life for you and the bottom '0' is the worst possible life for you. In general , where on the ladder do you feel you stand at the moment? Tick the box next to the number that best describes where you stand
10 best possible
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0 worst possible life
Classification:
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-e
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Remarks:
93,3% scored 6-10, 30,3 % scored 9 or 10, 6,1 % scored 0-5, 1 % scored 0 or 1
Page in publication:
108,110
Full text:
Self report on single question:

In general, how do you feel about your present life?
4  I feel very happy
3  I feel happy
2  I feel not very happy
1  I feel unhappy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-4-t
Author's label:
Happiness
Page in publication:
108, 109
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 3.1%,   2: 14%,   3: 29.4%,   4: 53.6%   (total 100.1%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 0 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.33 7.69
SD:
0.83 2.03

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Health Self-perceived health Family Family climate (earlier for adults, current for young)
Relations with siblings
Relations with parents
Friends Current number of friends
Visits to friends
Current contacts with friends
Family financial status Parents income School Current stage in school-career
School-success
Attitudes to school
Classmates Social climate in school Body satisfaction Interest in appearance
Satisfaction with one's appearance
Psychological symptoms Current psycho-somatic complaints
Nervous
Irritable
Life satisfaction Contentment and happiness