Findings on happiness in Gallagher & Vella-Brodrick (2007): study AU 2003

Author(s)Gallagher, E.M.; Vella-Brodrick, D.A.
TitleSocial Support and Emotional Intelligence as Predictors of Subjective Well-Being.
SourcePersonality and Individual Differences, 2008, Vol. 44, 1551 - 1561
Public18 - 80 aged, Victoria, Australia, 200?
Survey nameUnnamed study
 Data constituted a subset of a larger study
SampleNon-probability accidental sample
 Participants at least 18 years of age
Respondents N =1200
 Sample recruited from general population, 267 participants (196 females), mean age 41.52 years, 72.6% has completed university, college or post-graduated studies
Non Response87.2%
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Questionnaire kits with reply paid envelopes placed in public places
General remarksYear of data gathering not reported. Estimated 2003
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport 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 exiled I ashamed J guilty K hostile 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 very much Negative affect score (NAS): A to K Positive affect score (PAS): L to T Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS - NAS Name: Watson et al's PANAS ('in general' version)
Author's labelSubjective well-being
Page in publication1553
Remarkspositive affect: M = 35.80, SD = 6.59 negative affect: M = 18.35, SD = 6.77
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range -4 - 4On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation