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Studies

Smith et al. (1999): study US 1997

Publication

Author(s):
Smith, R.H.; Diener, E.; Hoyle, R.H.; Kim, S.H.; Parrot, W.G.
Title:
Dispositional Envy.
Source:
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 1999, Vol. 25, 1007 - 1020

Investigation

Public:
Undergraduate students, USA, 1999
Sample:
Non-probability accidental sample
Respondents:
N = 130
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Questionnaires were completed either during class or outside of class and returned within a week.

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on two questions:

A
Use the list below to answer the following question: IN GENERAL, HOW HAPPY OR UNHAPPY DO YOU USUALLY FEEL? Check the one statement that best describes your average happiness.
10  extremely happy (feeling ecstatic, joyous, fantastic!)
9    very happy (feeling really good and elated!)
8    pretty happy (spirits high, feeling good)
7    mildly happy (feeling fairly good and somewhat cheerful)
6    slightly happy ( just a bit above neutral)
5    slightly unhappy (just a bit below neutral)
4    mildly unhappy (just a bit low)
3    pretty unhappy (somewhat "blue", spirits down)
2    very unhappy ( depressed, spirits very low)
1    extremely unhappy (utterly depressed, completely down)

B)
Consider your emotions a moment further. On the average, what percentage of the time do you feel Happy? What percent of the time do you feel unhappy? What percent of the time do you feel neutral (neither happy nor unhappy)? Write down your best estimate, as well as you can, in the space below. Make sure the figures add-up to equal 100%
The percent of time I felt happy       _____%
The percent of time I felt unhappy   _____%
The percent of time I felt neutral      _____%

Summation: A + % happy on B

Name: Fordyce's 'Happiness measure'
Classification:
A-Sum-g-mq-*-111-a
Author's label:
Fordyce Index of Happiness
Page in publication:
1014
Full text:
Selfreport on three questions:

'On the average, what percentage of the time do you feel….…' (percentages must add up to 100%)
1  happy
2  unhappy
3  neutral

Name: Fordyce % happy scale
Variant: % happy
Classification:
A-TH-g-mq-th%-101-aa
Author's label:
Percentage of time happy
Page in publication:
1014
Full text:
Selfreport on three questions:

'On the average, what percentage of the time d you feel….…' (percentages must add up to 100%)
1  happy
2  unhappy
3  neutral

Name: Fordyce % happy scale
Variant: % unhappy
Classification:
A-TH-g-mq-th%-101-ab
Author's label:
Percentage of time unhappy
Page in publication:
1014

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Dispositional Envy Scale (DES) Jealous