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Smucker Barnwell et al. (2006): study ZZ Anglo-America 2001

Publication

Author(s):
Smucker Barnwell, S.; Earleywine, M.; Wilcox, R.
Title:
Cannabis, Motivation, and Life Satisfaction in an Internet Sample.
Source:
Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention and Policy, 2006, Vol.1, 1 - 9

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, cannabis users and non-users, USA and Canada, 200?
Sample:
Non-probability snowball sample
Respondents:
N = 487
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: web

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on four questions:

Using the 1-7 scale below, indicate your agreement with each of the items by placing the appropriate number on the line preceding that item. Please be open and honest in your responding.
A  In most ways my life is close to ideal
B  The conditions of my life are excellent
C  I am satisfied with my life
D  So far, I have gotten the important things I want in life

Answers rated:
7  strongly agree
6  agree
5  slightly agree
4  neither agree nor disagree
3  slightly disagree
2  disagree
1  strongly disagree

Computation: A+B+C+D

Name: Shortened Diener's Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS)
(In the original scale item 5 reads: 'If I could live my life over, I would change nothing'. This item is left out in this selection because a positive answer to this question does not necessarily mean that the respondent doesn't like the life he/she actually lives.)
Classification:
O-Sum-u-mq-v-7-a
Author's label:
Subjective well-being
Page in publication:
4,6
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 4 - 28 On range 0-10
Mean:
5.23
SD:
1.23

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Canabis use Use of marihuana, hash Motivation Current motivation Age Current age (in years)