Findings on happiness in Cha (2003): study KR 1998

Publication
Author(s)Cha, K.H.
TitleSubjective Well-Being among College Students.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2003, Vol.62/63, 455 - 477
DOIDOI:10.1023/A:1022669906470
Investigation
PublicCollege students, Korea, 199?
 Students from Hoeseo University in Asan, Korea. They received extra credits for completing the questionnaires.
 Year of data gathering not reported. Estimated 1998
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Respondents N =350
 Male=205, Female=143
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Questionnaire completed in class
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on 8 questions: Using the scale below, indicate how much of the time during the PAST MONTH have you felt each emotion? A affectionate B joyful C sad D worried E irritable F guilty G happy H proud 1 never 2 slight amount (rare) 3 some of the time 4 about half the time 5 much of the time 6 almost always 7 always Computation: (A+B+G+H)-(C+D+E+F)/8 Name: Diener's 'Affect Balance'
ClassificationA-BD2-cm-mq-v-7-b
Author's labelAffective well-being
Page in publication459
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range -6 - 6On range 0 - 10
Mean1.29
Standard deviation1.48


Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Collective self-esteemshow  Attitudes to own roles
Collective self-esteemshow  Evaluation of aspects of self, also classified as above ↑
Collective self-esteemshow  Self-perceived social identity, also classified as above ↑
Gendershow  Sex (male vs female)
Membership esteemshow  Attitudes to own roles
Membership esteemshow  Evaluation of aspects of self, also classified as above ↑
Negative affectshow  Hedonic tone in affect
Optimismshow  Optimistic
Physical abilityshow  Current functional health
Physical appearanceshow  Self rating of good looks
Positive affectshow  A-AB by A-AB
Positive affectshow  Hedonic tone in affect, also classified as above ↑
Private collective self-esteemshow  Attitudes to own roles
Private collective self-esteemshow  Self-perceived social identity, also classified as above ↑
Public collective self-esteemshow  Attitudes to own roles
Public collective self-esteemshow  Perceived popularity , also classified as above ↑
Public collective self-esteemshow  Self-perceived social identity, also classified as above ↑
Satisfaction with life (SWLS)show  Happiness inventories involving unacceptable items
School abilityshow  Satisfaction with own school-performance
School abilityshow  Self-confidant, also classified as above ↑
School abilityshow  Self-perceived ability, also classified as above ↑
Self- Esteemshow  Current self-evaluation
Self- Esteemshow  Self-confidant, also classified as above ↑
Self-regardshow  Current self-evaluation
Social confidenceshow  Self-confidant