Findings on happiness in Neto & DaConceicao Pinto (2015): study PT 2010

Author(s)Neto, F.; DaConceicao Pinto, M.
TitleSatisfaction with Love Life Across the Adult Life Span.
SourceApplied Research in Quality of Life, 2015, Vol. 10, 289 - 304
DOIdoi: 10,1007/s11482-014-9314-6
Public18+ aged, Lisbon area of Portugal, 201?
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleNon-probability accidental sample
 The sample was recruited at a range of venues, including study and work places, shopping centers, and community groups.
Respondents N =1284
 - gender: 668 males; 616 females -age: range from 18 to 90; Mean=37.91 years; SD=17.38 - education: 49% completed secondary education or less; 51%attended a university - marital status: 58%single; 25.5%married; 8.6%cohabiting; 3.4%divorced; 4.5%widow - 29% non-beliecers; 71% believers
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
General remarksyear of data gatheing not reported. Estimated 2010
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 labelAffective well-being
Page in publication296
Error estimatesCronbach alphas: postive affect=0.86; negative affect=0.90
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Satisfaction with love lifeshow  Satisfaction with love-life