Symonds (1937): study US 1935
- Symonds, P.M.
- Happiness as related to problems and interest.
- Journal of Educational Psychology, 1937, Vol. 28, 290 -294.
- High school pupils and college students, USA, 193?
- N = 1651
- Non Response:
- Questionnaire: paper
Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings
- Full text:
Selfreport on single question:
"Check one of the following groups of adjectives which best describes you."
7 full of deep joy, excitedly happy, enthusiastic, thrilled
6 cheerful, successful, optimistic, lighthearted
5 satisfied, comfortable, life goes smoothly, peaceful
4 contented at times and at other times discontented, life has
both favorable and unfavorable features
3 restless, impatient, uncertain, dull, cross, confined
2 anxious, irritated, discouraged, disappointed, discontented
1 gloomy, miserable, a failure, no pleasure in anything
- Author's label:
Global health rating
Ability to maintain intimate contacts