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Studies

Yardley & Rice (1991): study US 1988

Publication

Author(s):
Yardley, J.K.; Rice, R.W.
Title:
The Relationship between Mood and Subjective Well-Being.
Source:
Social Indicators Research, 1991, Vol. 24, 101 - 111

Investigation

Public:
University students, State University of New York at Buffalo, followed 10 weeks, 198?
Sample:
Non-probability chunk sample
Respondents:
N = 65
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Questionnaire completed in class

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport of daily mood on 9 questions

'Please indicate how much of each emotion you felt today
A  happy
B  depressed, blue
C  joyful
D  pleased
E  frustrated
F  angry, hostile
G  enjoyment, fun
H  worried, anxious
I   unhappy

Answer options:
1  not at all
2  very slight
3  somewhat
4  moderate amount
5  much
6  very much
7 extremely much
Options presented horizontally

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

Name: Diener's 'Daily Mood scale'
Classification:
A-BD1-md-mq-v-7-a
Author's label:
Mood
Page in publication:
104
Error estimates:
Cronbach's alpha T1: 81, T2: 0.87 Retest correlation after 10 weeks r=+.48
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range -6 - 6 On range 0-10
Mean:
4485.00
SD:
1026.00

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Well being (SWB) Earlier life-appraisals
Later life-appraisals
Affect Balance in 10 weeks Recent happiness (< 1 year ago)