Findings on happiness in Zullig et al. (2009): study US 2003

Author(s)Zullig, K.J.; Huebner, E.S.; Pun, S.M.
TitleDemographic Correlates of Domain-Based Life Satisfaction Reports of College Students.
SourceJournal of Happiness Studies, 2009, Vol. 10, 229 - 238
Public18+ aged, university students, USA, 2003
Survey nameNot available
SampleProbability simple random sample
 Selected student were sent, via electonic mail and U.S. mail, a solicitation regarding the purpose of the study.
Respondents N =1000
Non Response47,8%
AssesmentQuestionnaire: web
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: I would describe my satisfaction with my overall life as.. 1 terrible 2 unhappy 3 mostly dissatisfied 4 mixed ( equally satisfied and dissatisfied) 5 mostly satisfied 6 pleased 7 delighted Item in Huebner's BMSLSS 'Multidimensional Student Life satisfaction Scale'
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.041.74

Scores in1234567

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Gendershow  Sex (male vs female)
Raceshow  Ethnic status in the USA