Findings on happiness in Dogan et al. (2012): study TR 2012

Author(s)Dogan, T.; Sapmaz, F.; Tel, F.D.
TitleMeaning in Life and Subjective Well-Being among Turkish University Students.
SourceProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 2012, Vol. 55, 612 - 617
DOIdoi: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.09.543
PublicStudents, Turkey, 2012
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleProbability sample (unspecified)
Respondents N =232
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on 25 questions: A Using the 1-7 scale below, indicate your agreement with each of the items by placing the appropriate number on the line preceding that item. Please be open and honest in your responding. a In most ways my life is close to ideal b The conditions of my life are excellent c I am satisfied with my life d So far, I have gotten the important things I want in life e If I could live my life over again, I would change nothing Answers rated: 7 strongly agree 6 agree 5 slightly agree 4 neither agree nor disagree 3 slightly disagree 2 disagree 1 strongly disagree Name: Diener's Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS) B Indicate to what extend you feel this way in general in your life: 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 extremely Affect Balance Score (ABS): (a-k) - (l-t) Name: Watson's PANAS Computation: A+B
Author's labelSubjective well-being
Page in publication614
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 25 - 149On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation13.87

Full textClinical rating by six staff psychologists who had studied the subjects intensively. Subjects were ranked for "Happiness"
Author's labelPANAS(Affect Scale)
Page in publication614
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 0On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation6.99

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Meaning in lifeshow  Current meaning of life
Meaning in lifeshow  Searching for meaning, also classified as above ↑