Findings on happiness in Du Plessis, G.A. & Guse (2017): study ZA 2012

Author(s)Du Plessis, G.A., G.A.; Guse, T.
TitleValidation of the scale of positive and negative experience in a South African student sample
SourceSouth African Journal of Psychology 2017, vol. 47 (2) 184-197
DOIdoi: 10.1177/008/1246316654328
PublicUniversity students, South Africa, 201?
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
 First-year psychology students
Respondents N =992
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: web
General remarksYear of data gathering not reported
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on 12 questions Please think of what you have been doing and experiencing during the past 4 weeks. Then report how much you experienced the following feelings; A positive B negative C good D bad E pleasant F unpleasant G happy H sad I afraid J joyful K angry L contented Rated: 1 very rarely or never 2 rarely 3 sometimes 4 often 5 very often or always Computation; (A+C++E+G+J+L) -(B+D+F+H+I+K) name: Diener's Scale of Positive and negative Experience SPANE-B
Author's labelThe SPANE
Page in publication188 190
Error estimatesalpha = .85
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range -24 - 24On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation6.72

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
MHC-SFshow  Current positive mental health
SPANE subscalesshow  Current typical moods
SWLSshow  Happiness inventories involving unacceptable items