Findings on happiness in Abdel-Khalek (2004): study KW 2002

Author(s)Abdel-Khalek, A.M.
TitleHappiness among Kuwaiti College Students.
SourceJournal of Happiness Studies, 2004, Vol. 5, 93 - 97
PublicCollege students in Kuwait, 2002
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
 140 volunteer Kuwaiti Muslim undergraduates enrolled in social sciences courses (20 males and 120 females, mean age 22.1 years, standard deviation 3.4 years)
Respondents N =140
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Questionnaire completed in class
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: "Generally speaking, how (much) do you feel happy? What score do you give if we put ten for 'extremely happy, zero for extremely unhappy' and five for neither happy nor unhappy'?" 10 extremely happy 9 8 7 6 5 neither happy nor unhappy 4 3 2 1 0 extremely unhappy
Author's labelSelf-report of happines
Page in publication93
RemarksInstruction to imagine global estimation and general feelings (not their present states) and to know that 0 is the minimum and 10 is the maximum score. The mean of the mean Mm (comparable to other scales) is 0,58 and the mean of the standard deviation (Msd) is 0,19.
Error estimatesReliability of retest after one week: r = +.86
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation2.06

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
reliabilityshow  Recent happiness (< 1 year ago)