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Studies

Watten et al. (1995): study NO 1990

Publication

Author(s):
Watten, R.G.; Myhrer, T.; Syversen, J.L.
Title:
Quality of Life, Intelligence and Mood.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 1995, Vol. 36, 287 - 299

Investigation

Public
Army recruits, Norway,199?
Sample
Probability simple random sample
Respondents
N = 269
Non Response
Assessment
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

Taking all together, how would you say things are these days? Would you say you are .....?
3   very happy
2   pretty happy
1   not too happy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-a
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
1.96 4.80
SD:
0.60 3.00
Full text:
Self report on single question;

Everything considered, how satisfied or dissatisfied would you say you are with your life these days?
1  extremely dissatisfied
2  very dissatisfied
3  pretty dissatisfied
4  both satisfied and dissatisfied (neutral)
5  pretty satisfied
6  very satisfied
7  extremely satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-v-7-d
Author's label:
life satisfaction
Page in publication:
289
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 7 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.04 3.40
SD:
1.50 2.50

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Intelligence Current general intelligence
Test-intelligence
Technical ability Exact ability Daily strain Feeling free (vs restrained) Demands of effort Feeling free from inner restraints Anxiety Intensity of affects
Feeling secure (vs threatened)
Boredom Intensity of affects
Interesting (vs boring)
Pleasure Intensity of affects
Feeling cheerful (vs gloomy)
Anger Intensity of affects
Feeling friendly (vs hostile)
Feel fit Intensity of affects
Feeling healthy
Grumpy Intensity of affects
Feeling friendly (vs hostile)
Tension Intensity of affects
Feeling tranquil (vs restless)
Humiliation Intensity of affects
Feeling proud
Sexual lust Intensity of affects
Concern about sex
Sadness Intensity of affects
Feeling down (vs not)
Shame Intensity of affects
Feeling proud
Indifference Intensity of affects
Feeling involved (vs detached)
Feeling offended Intensity of affects
Feeling friendly (vs hostile)
Sense of guilt Intensity of affects
Feeling morally good (vs guilty)