Findings on happiness in Passmore et al. (2018): study CA 2017

Author(s)Passmore, H.A.; Holder, M.D.; Howell, A.J.
TitlePositioning Implicit Theories of Well-Being Within a Positivity Framework
SourceJournal of Happiness Studies, 2018, Vol. 19, 2445 - 2463
PublicAged 17-40, undergraduate university students, Canada, 2017
 Mean age 20,3
Survey nameUnnamed study
 Own study
SampleNon-probability accidental sample
Respondents N =230
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentNot available
 Assessment not reported
General remarksYear assumed by WDH-team
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 labelWell-being
Page in publication2450
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range -24 - 24On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation7.79

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Eudaimonic and hedonic motivationshow  Intrinsic motivation
Flourishingshow  Meaningful (vs useless)
Flourishingshow  Perceived usefullness of one's life, also classified as above ↑
Implicit theories of well-beingshow  Inner locus of control
Implicit theories of well-beingshow  perceived control people have over their happiness, also classified as above ↑
Incremental beliefs in well-beingshow  Inner locus of control
Incremental beliefs in well-beingshow  perceived control people have over their happiness, also classified as above ↑
Net-intrinsic motivationshow  Perceived meaning of life in general
Prioritizing positivityshow  Hedonic values
Prioritizing positivityshow  Positive reacting, also classified as above ↑
Valuing happinessshow  Valuation of happiness