Findings on happiness in Kaliterna Lipovcan et al. (2004): study HR 2004

Author(s)Kaliterna Lipovcan, L.J.; Larsen, P.; Zganec, N.
TitleQuality of Life, Life Satisfaction and Happiness in Shift- and Non-Shiftworkers.
SourceRevisao Saude Publica, 2004, Vol. 3, 3 - 10
PublicProfessionals in social care settings, Croatia, 2004
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Respondents N =1728
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on two questions: A Use the list below to answer the following question: IN GENERAL, HOW HAPPY OR UNHAPPY DO YOU USUALLY FEEL? Check the one statement that best describes your average happiness. 10 extremely happy (feeling ecstatic, joyous, fantastic!) 9 very happy (feeling really good and elated!) 8 pretty happy (spirits high, feeling good) 7 mildly happy (feeling fairly good and somewhat cheerful) 6 slightly happy ( just a bit above neutral) 5 slightly unhappy (just a bit below neutral) 4 mildly unhappy (just a bit low) 3 pretty unhappy (somewhat "blue", spirits down) 2 very unhappy ( depressed, spirits very low) 1 extremely unhappy (utterly depressed, completely down) B) Consider your emotions a moment further. On the average, what percentage of the time do you feel Happy? What percent of the time do you feel unhappy? What percent of the time do you feel neutral (neither happy nor unhappy)? Write down your best estimate, as well as you can, in the space below. Make sure the figures add-up to equal 100% The percent of time I felt happy _____% The percent of time I felt unhappy _____% The percent of time I felt neutral _____% Summation: A + % happy on B Name: Fordyce's 'Happiness measure'
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication7
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 110On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation1.39

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Shiftworkshow  Shift work