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Studies

Zuzanek (2006): study CA 2001

Publication

Author(s):
Zuzanek, J.
Title:
Adolescent Time use and Well-Being from a Comparative Perspective.
Source:
Society and Leisure, 2006, Vol. 28, 379 - 423.

Investigation

Public:
12-19 aged, Ontario, Canada, 2001/2003
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 2213
Non Response:
20,7
Assessment:
Experience sampling
TIME DIARY: A time diary for the day preceding the survey was filled out in class. So the time spend with different activities could be calculated. EXPERIENCE SAMPLING METHOD: Respondents were signalled by a pre-programmed digital wrist-watch eight times a day durring the course of a week. At the time of the beep, they filled in a short self-report form about e.g. precise time, the company he was with, what he was doing and a number of experiential states. Measures of several experiential states were subsequently combiend into variables, e.g. affect (feeling happy, cheerful, good)

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

"....... how happy you feel ....."
(full question not reported)
1
2
3
4
5

Scale labels not reported
Classification:
M-FH-?-sq-?-5-a
Author's label:
Feeling happy
Page in publication:
401
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.94

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding weekly hours of paid work Time spent on work and care
Hours work
Socializing with friends Socializing
Current contacts with friends