Findings on happiness in Gonzalez Gutierriez et al. (2005a): study ES Madrid 2002

Author(s)Gonzalez Gutierriez, J.L.; Hernandez, E.G.; Jimenez, B.M.
TitlePersonality and Subjective Well-Being: Big Five Correlates and Demographic Variables.
SourcePersonality and Individual Differences, 2005, Vol. 38, 1561 - 1569
PublicNursing professionals, 7 hospitals, Madrid, Spain, 2002
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleProbability systematic sample
 Nursing professionals in 8 different departments in 7 hospitals
Respondents N =236
 236 nursing professionals, 13.6% men, 72.5% with partner, mean age overall = 35.23 years (SD = 8.03), mean age men = 32.28 years (SD = 6.56), mean age women = 35.70 years (SD = 8.16), mean years in profession = 13.18 (SD = 7.8)
Non Response0
AssesmentMultiple methods
 Questionnaire (according to number of possible participants) delivered to departmental supervisors, respondents were given two weeks to complete, telephone follow-up to supervisors until all questionnaires were completed.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on 10 questions: During the past few weeks, did you ever feel ....? (yes/no) A Particularly excited or interested in something? B So restless that you couldn't sit long in a chair? C Proud because someone complimented you on something you had done? D Very lonely or remote from other people? E Pleased about having accomplished something? F Bored? G On top of the world? H Depressed or very unhappy? I That things were going your way? J Upset because someone criticized you? Answer options and scoring: yes = 1 no = 0 Summation: -Positive Affect Score (PAS): A+C+E+G+I -Negative Affect Score (NAS): B+D+F+H+J -Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS minus NAS Possible range: -5 to +5 Name: Bradburn's 'Affect Balance Scale' (standard version)
Author's labelsubjective well-being
Page in publication1561
RemarksGeneral score on affect balance can be computed = positive affect - negative affect + 5 PA: M = 2.52, SD = 1.34 NA: M = 0.92, SD = 1.16
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range -5 - 5On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.92

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
Relationship statusM02aaMarried state (compared to non-married states)
SexG01aaSex (male vs female)