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Studies

Suh et al. (1998): study ZZ World samples 1995

Publication

Author(s):
Suh, E.M.; Diener, E.; Oishi, S.; Triandis, H.C.
Title:
The Shifting Basis of Life Satisfaction Judgments across Cultures: Emotions versus Norms.
Source:
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 1998, Vol. 74, 482 - 493

Investigation

Public:
College students, 40 countries, 1995-1996
Sample:
Probability sample (unspecified)
Respondents:
N = 6780
Non Response:
2.34
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on 8 questions:

Using the scale below, indicate how often you feel each of the emotions below. Put a number from 1 to 7 to accurately reflect how much of the time when you are awake you feel that emotion. How much of the time during the PAST MONTH have you felt each emotion?
A  fear
B  affection
C  anger
D  joy
E  sadness
F  guilt
G  contentment
H  pride

1  never
2  slight amount (rare)
3  some of the time
4  about half the time
5  much of the time
6  almost always
7  always

Computation: (A+C+E+F)-(B+D+G+H)

Name: Diener's 'Affect Balance
Classification:
A-BD2-cm-mq-v-7-a
Author's label:
individual's emotional experience
Page in publication:
486
Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Considering everything, how satisfied are you with your life as whole.....?
7   completely satisfied
6   satisfied
5   mostly satisfied
4   satisfied/dissatisfied
3   dissatisfied
2   very dissatisfied
1   completely dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-u-sq-v-7-a
Author's label:
life satisfaction
Page in publication:
487

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding emotional experience O-SL by A-AB