Findings on happiness in Straume & Vitterso (2005): study NO 2000

Author(s)Straume, L.V.; Vitterso, J.
TitleA Personality Approach to Happiness and Development: Emotional Responses to Success and Failure.
SourcePaper 2nd Workshop on Capabilities and Happiness, University of Milano-Bilocca, June 2005, Italy
PublicTravelers, Norway, 200?
 Travelers departing Tromso airport and passengers on coastal steamers in Northern Norway - Male= 54%, Female= 46% - Mean age= 33 years, Sd=12, range from 17 to 70
 Year of data gathering not reported
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Respondents N =151
Non Response49%
 From 295 travelers 151 were returned with usable data
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Questionnaires were distributed among passengers in a harbor and an airport and returned by mail
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on 10 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 felt this way during the past week?: A distressed B afraid C jittery E upset F scared G determined H inspired I enthusiastic J interested K excited Answer options: 0 . 6 Negative affect score (NAS): A to F Positive affect score (PAS): G to K Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS - NAS Name: Watson et al's PANAS ('past week' shortened version)
Author's labelAffect
Page in publication8
RemarksAffect Balance (ABS) was not reported in the paper. We computed it by substraction NA from PA
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range -60 - 60On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Goal orientationV02ab06Educational values
Goal orientationV02ab02Social values, also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with lifeL04ahHappiness inventories involving unacceptable items