Findings on happiness in Gallagher & Vella-Brodrick (2007): study AU AU Victoria 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
Public267 adults, aged 18-80- years, Australia
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleProbability area sample
 1200 questionaire kits were placed in public places thoughout the inner-suburbs and one outer-eastern suburb of Melbourne and one regional centre of Victoria.
Respondents N =273
 267 participants; 196 females; age range 18-80;
Non Response927 (87.2%)
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Aged 18 - 80 years; anonymously completed quesionair.
General remarksEstimated year.
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
RemarksAffect Balance computed by WDH team.
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range -4 - 4On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Emotional IntelligenceI03ac01Emotion recognition
Sources of Social SupportS10ab02Sources of current support