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Studies

VanEe & VanDijk (2005): study ZZ Western nations 2004

Publication

Author(s):
VanEe, M.; VanDijk, J.
Title:
The Influences on Happiness: A Research on Happiness among Students in Utrecht and St. Louis.
Source:
Thesis, University of Utrecht. 2005, Netherlands

Investigation

Public:
University students, USA and The Netherlands, 2004
Sample:
Non-probability accidental sample
Respondents:
N = 361
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as-a-whole now.....?
1   dissatisfied
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10  satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-n-10-aa
Author's label:
contentment
Page in publication:
appendix
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0.3%,   3: 0.8%,   4: 1.1%,   5: 2.5%,   6: 5.9%,   7: 17%,   8: 42.5%,   9: 23.5%,   10: 6.2%   (total 99.8%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 10 On range 0-10
Mean:
7.89 7.66
SD:
1.26 1.40
Full text:
Self report on single question:

Taking all things together, would you say you are.....?
4  very happy
3  quite happy
2  not very happy
1  not at all happy.
Classification:
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-a
Author's label:
hapiness
Page in publication:
Appendix
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.3%,   2: 5.02%,   3: 59.5%,   4: 35.2%   (total 100.02%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.30 7.74
SD:
0.57 1.41
Full text:
Self report on 10 questions:

During the past few weeks, did you ever feel ....?  (yes/no)
A   Particularly excited or interested in something?
B   So restless that you couldn't sit long in a chair?
C   Proud because someone complimented you on something  
     you had done?
D   Very lonely or remote from other people?
E   Pleased about having accomplished something?
F   Bored?
G   On top of the world?
H   Depressed or very unhappy?
I    That things were going your way?
J    Upset because someone criticized you?

Answer options and scoring:
yes = 1
no  = 0
Summation:
-Positive Affect Score (PAS): A+C+E+G+I
-Negative Affect Score (NAS): B+D+F+H+J
-Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS minus NAS
Possible range: -5 to +5

Name: Bradburn's 'Affect Balance Scale' (standard version)
Classification:
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a
Author's label:
affect balance
Remarks:
-4 = 0.3%
-3 = 2%
-2 = 3.4%
-1 = 6.5 %
0  = 13.6%
1  = 16.1%
2  = 22.7%
3  = 18.7%
4  = 12.7%
5  =  4.0%
Page in publication:
appendix
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range -5 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
1.69 6.69
SD:
- -

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding parental income Parents income major Curriculum currently followed individual educational values Educational values individual personal values General value-principles individual work values Work values individual political values Political values sex Sexe: male (vs female) age Age difference among young people Country Change in attitudes to nation difference between educational values of the people I know and me Similarity of own values with others difference between work values of the people I know and me Similarity of own values with others difference between personal values of the people I know and me Similarity of own values with others difference between political values of the people I know and me Similarity of own values with others individual total values VALUES: CURRENT PREFERENCES (own) difference between total values of the people I know and me Similarity of own values with others educational values of the people I know Actual value-climate personal values of the people I know Actual value-climate work values of the people I know Similarity of own values with others political values of the people I know UNCLASSIFIED total values of the people I know Actual value-climate