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Zhang & Yang (2009): study US 2009

Publication

Author(s):
Zhang, J.; Yang, Y.
Title:
Measuring Subjective Well-Being: A Comparison of China and the USA.
Source:
Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 2009,, Vol. 12, 221 - 225

Investigation

Public:
Uniteristy students, USA, 2009
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 394
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on 20 questions.

This scale consists of a number of words that describe different feelings and emotions. Read each item and mark the appropriate answer in the space next to that word. Indicate to what extend you generally feel this way, that is, how you feel on average?
A  nervous
B  distressed
C  afraid
D  jittery
E  irritable
F  upset
G  scared
H  ashamed
I  guilty
J  hostile
K  excited
L  active
M  determined
N  inspired
O  enthusiastic
P  alert
Q  attentive
R  proud
S  strong
T  interested

Answer options:  
1  very slightly or not at all
2  a little
3  moderately
4  quite a bit
5  extremely

Negative affect score (NAS): (A to J)/10
Positive affect score (PAS): (K to T)/10
Affect Balance Score  (ABS): PAS - NAS

Name: Watson et al's PANAS ('in general' version)
Classification:
A-BW-g-mq-v-5-g
Remarks:
The reliability of the PA sub-scale: 0.81
The reliability of the NA sub-scale: 0.83
PA: M=3.32  SD=0.78
NA: M=2.11  SD=0.67
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range -4 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.71
SD:
0.73