Findings on happiness in Daukantaite & Zukauskiene (2006): study LT 2001

Author(s)Daukantaite, D.; Zukauskiene, R.
TitleSwedish and Lithuanian employed women’s subjective well-being.
SourceInternational Journal of Social Welfare, 2006, Vol 15, 23 - 30
DOIDOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2397.2006.00441.x
PublicMiddle-aged employed Lithuanian women, 200?
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleProbability simple random sample
 sample from list of employees within specified age range of 40 to 46
Respondents N =308
Non Response10.5 %
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 questionnaires handed out at work place
General remarksyear not reported, assumed 2001
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on 10 questions. This scale consists of a number of words that describe different feelings and emotions. As I read each item, I ask that you refer to your response card an d tell me to wgat extent you have felt in that way during the past year : A excited B enthusiastic C alert D inspired E determined F distressed G scared H upset I nervous J ashamed Answer options: 1 not at all 2 a little 3 somewhat 4 quite a bit 5 very much Negative affect score (NAS): F to J Positive affect score (PAS): A to G Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS - NAS Name: Shortened Watson's PANAS; Kiercher version
Author's labelPositive affect / negative affect
Page in publicationS25
RemarksABS computed by WDH team
Error estimatescronbach's alpha PA 0.88, NA 0.89
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range -4 - 4On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Child statusC04ab01Age of children
Child statusC03ab02Children in the household, also classified as above ↑
Child statusC03abCurrent parental status, also classified as above ↑
Educational levelE01ab02Level of school-education
Marital statusM02aaMarried state (compared to non-married states)
Personal incomeI01ab01Personal income