Findings on happiness in Pettay (2008a): study US 2006

Publication
Author(s)Pettay, R.S.
TitleHealth Behaviors and Life Satisfaction in college Students.
SourcePhD Thesis, Kansas State University, 2008, USA
Investigation
PublicUniversity students, Illinois, USA, 2007
Last assesment2007
 Health Behavioral Assessment
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleSampling not reported
Respondents N =796
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: web
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on 3 questions: Using the 1-5 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 Answers rated: 5 strongly agree 4 slightly agree 3 neither agree nor disagree 2 slightly disagree 1 strongly disagree Computation:( A+B+C)/3 Name: Shortened Diener's Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS)
ClassificationO-Sum-u-mq-v-5-bc
Page in publication46
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Mean10.99
Standard deviation2.31


Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Alcohol useshow  Use of alcohol
BMIshow  Body Mass Index (BMI)
Fruit and vegetables consumptionshow  Healthy eating
Fruit and vegetables consumptionshow  What one eats, also classified as above ↑
Physical Activity frequencyshow  Active involvement in sports
Sexeshow  Sex (male vs female)
Sleep behaviorshow  Amount of sleep
Stage of change in fruit and vegetable consumptionshow  Attitudes to one's nutrition
Stage of change in fruit and vegetable consumptionshow  Change in health-behavior, also classified as above ↑
Stage of change in fruit and vegetable consumptionshow  Change in nutrition, also classified as above ↑
Stage of change in fruit and vegetable consumptionshow  Preferred lifestyle, also classified as above ↑
Stage of change in physical activity frequancyshow  Change in health-behavior
Stage of change in physical activity frequancyshow  Change involvement in sports, also classified as above ↑
Stage of change in physical activity frequancyshow  Preferred lifestyle, also classified as above ↑
Stage of change in stress management skillsshow  Aspired personality change
Stage of change in stress management skillsshow  Change in health-behavior, also classified as above ↑
Stage of change in stress management skillsshow  Concern about character, also classified as above ↑
Stage of change in stress management skillsshow  Preferred lifestyle, also classified as above ↑
Stage of change in stress management skillsshow  Self improvement, also classified as above ↑
Use of stress management skillsshow  Attitudes to current life-goals
Use of stress management skillsshow  Efficacious, productive, also classified as above ↑
Use of stress management skillsshow  Self-perceived ability, also classified as above ↑