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Simon & Nath (2004): study US 1997

Publication

Author(s):
Simon, R.W.; Nath, L.E.
Title:
Gender and Emotion in the United States: Do Men and Women Differ in Self-Reports of Feelings and Expressive Behavior?
Source:
American Journal of Sociology, 2004, Vol. 109, 1137 - 1176

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, United States, 1997
Survey name:
US-GSS 1996
Sample:
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents:
N = 2904
Non Response:
0
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on 19 questions:

How many days in the past week have you felt
A  calm
B  contented
C  at ease
D  happy
E  excited
F  overjoyed
G  proud
H  fearful
I   anxious
J  restless
K  worried
L  blue
M sad
N  lonely
O  outraged
P  mad
Q  angry
R  ashamed
S  embarrassed

Rated
1
;
7

Computation: (A+B+C+D+E+F+G)/7 - (H+I+J+K+L+M+N+O+P+Q+R+S)/12
Classification:
A-AB-cw-mq-n-7-a
Remarks:
Mean Positive Affects:   27,4  SD 10,2
Mean Negative Affects: 17,8  SD 14,1
Affect Balance  PA-NA    9,6
Page in publication:
A1
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range -6 - 6 On range 0-10
Mean:
9.60