Findings on happiness in Lee (2003): study KR 2000

Author(s)Lee, M.
TitleDaily Contextual Variations in Levels of Adolescent Happiness.
SourceThe Korean Journal of Development Psychology, 2003, Vol. 16, 193 - 209
PublicMiddle school students, South Korea, 200?
 66 males, 68 females
Collect period5-6
 Year of data gathering not reported
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
 Students of 5 middle schools in Seoul and Kyongi area, who volunteered for this study and whose parents allowed it.
Respondents N =134
Non Response24
AssesmentExperience sampling
 Ss answered to repeated questions on random beeping 6 times per day for one week (42 times)
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelf report on repeated questions (experience sampling) How happy did you feel at the moment you were beeped? 0 not happy 1 probably not happy 2 probably happy 3 happy
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication197
RemarksOne week average ( 6 times beeped per day )
Error estimatesalpha=.72
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 3On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.522.00

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
daily activityshow  Current contacts
daily activityshow  Current leisure time, also classified as above ↑
daily activityshow  Current school-behavior, also classified as above ↑
daily activityshow  Current time-usage, also classified as above ↑
Interpersonal contactshow  Current contacts
Interpersonal contactshow  Time spend socializing, also classified as above ↑