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Studies

Straume & Vitterso (2005): study NO 2000

Publication

Author(s):
Straume, L.V.; Vitterso, J.
Title:
A Personality Approach to Happiness and Development: Emotional Responses to Success and Failure.
Source:
Paper 2nd Workshop on Capabilities and Happiness, University of Milano-Bilocca, June 2005, Italy

Investigation

Public:
Travelers, Norway, 200?
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 151
Non Response:
49%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Questionnaires were distributed among passengers in a harbor and an airport and returned by mail

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on 10 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 week?:
A  distressed
B  afraid
C  jittery
E  upset
F  scared
G  determined
H  inspired
I  enthusiastic
J  interested
K excited

Answer options:
0  
.
6

Negative affect score (NAS): A to F
Positive affect score   (PAS): G to K
Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS - NAS

Name: Watson et al's PANAS ('past week' shortened version)
Classification:
A-BW-cw-mq-n-7-a
Author's label:
Affect
Remarks:
Affect Balance (ABS) was not reported in the paper. We computed it by substraction NA from PA
Page in publication:
8
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range -60 - 60 On range 0-10
Mean:
1.90

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Goal orientation Educational values
Social values
Satisfaction with life Happiness inventories involving unacceptable items