Findings on happiness in Lee et al. (2008): study US 2008

Author(s)Lee, R. M.; Dean, B.L.; Jung, K-R
TitleSocial Connectedness, Extraversion, and Subjective Well-Being: Testing a Mediation Model.
SourcePersonality and Individual Differences, 2008, Vol. 45, 414 - 419
PublicCollege students and LGB, USA, 2008
  LGB- lesbian, gay and bisexual
Survey nameNot available
 Own survey
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Respondents N =443
 295 college sample 148 LGB sample:lesbian, gay and bisexual
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
RemarksWeighed means of two samples computed by WDH-team
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range -40 - 40On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.94

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Sexual preferenceS03ab03Sexual preference
Social connectC09ab02bConcern about social relations