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Studies

Suh (1994): study ZZ East-West pairs 1989

Publication

Author(s):
Suh, E.M.
Title:
Psychocultural Factors of Subjective Well-Being.
Source:
Paper presented at Midwestern Psychological Association Convention, 1994, Chicago, USA

Investigation

Public
College students, Korea, China, and USA, 198?
Sample
Non-probability chunk sample
Respondents
N = 217
Non Response
Assessment
Questionnaire: paper
Questionnaire completed in class

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report of daily mood on 24 questions

'Please indicate how much of each emotion you felt in the past month'
A    LOVE
Aa  Affection
Ab  love
Ac  caring
Ab  fondness
B    JOY
Ba  joy
Bb  happiness
Bc  contentment
Bd  pride
C    FEAR
Ca  fear
Cb  worry
Cc  anxiety
Cd  nervous
D    ANGER
Da  anger
Db  irritation
Dc  disgust
Dd  rage
E    SHAME
Ea  shame
Eb  guilt
Ec  regret
Ed  embarrassment
F   SADNESS
Fa  sadness
Fb  loneliness
Fc  unhappiness
Fd  depression

Answer options:
1  not at all
2  very slight
3  somewhat
4  moderate amount
5  much
6  very much
7 extremely much
Options presented horizontally

Computation:  average A+B minus average C+D+E+F
Classification:
A-BD3-cm-mqr-v-7-a
Author's label:
ABS
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range -6 - 6 On range 0-10
Mean:
1.50 -
SD:
- -

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Nationality Current nation of residence Importance of Happiness Moral desirability of happiness Familiarity of subjective well-being concept Concern about happiness Social desirability of positive emotional traits Moral desirability of happiness
Attitudes to expressiveness
Positive emotion desirability Moral desirability of happiness
Attitudes to expressiveness
Ambivalence over emotional expressiveness Attitudes to expressiveness