Findings on happiness in Ayyash-Abdo & Alamuddin (2007): study LB 2007

Author(s)Ayyash-Abdo, H.; Alamuddin, R.
TitlePredictors of Subjective Well-Being Among College Youth in Lebanon.
SourceThe Journal of Social Psychology, 2007, Vol. 147, 265 - 284
PublicStudents, Lebanon, 2007
 college youth from 9 Lebanese universities
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Respondents N =689
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on 20 questions: Lead item not reported. A nervous B distressed C afraid D jittery E irritable F upset G scared H excited I ashamed J guilty K hostile L active M determined N inspired O enthusiastic P alert Q attentive R proud S strong T interested Rated: 1: slightly/not at all . . 5 extremely Negative affect score (NAS): A to K Positive affect score (PAS): L to T Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS - NAS Name: Watson's PANAS version not reported
Author's labelaffective well-being
Page in publication272-273
RemarksAffective balance score was obtained by subtracting the NA score from the PA score.
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range -40 - 40On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.59

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Gendershow  Sex (male vs female)
Languageshow  Number of languages spoken
Life scaleshow  Happiness inventories involving unacceptable items
Optimismshow  Optimistic
Religionshow  Current religious denomination
Self-esteemshow  Happiness inventories involving unacceptable items
Self-esteemshow  Self-confidant, also classified as above ↑