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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:
Selfreport 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:
Selfreport 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:
Selfreport 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
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range -5 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
1.69 6.69

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 Sex (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