Findings on happiness in McMahan et al. (2014): study US 2012

Publication
Author(s)McMahan, E.A.; Choi, I.; Ryu, S.
TitleLay Conceptions of Well-Being Among Undergraduate Students from the United States and South Korea: Culture-Level Differences and Correlates.
SourceSocial lndicators Research, 2014, Vol. 119, 321 - 339
URLhttps://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11205-013-0476-7
Investigation
Publicstudents, undergraduated, USA, 2012
 Sampled from the undergraduate population of a medium-sized university in western USA.; Aged: M=19,56,SD=2,67; 64 male, 115 female.
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleNon-probability accidental sample
Respondents N =179
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
General remarksyear of data gathering not reported; assumed 2012
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on 20 questions: Lead item not reported. A nervous B distressed C afraid D jittery E irritable F upset G scared H excited I ashamed J guilty K hostile L active M determined N inspired O enthusiastic P alert Q attentive R proud S strong T interested Rated: 1: slightly/not at all . . 5 extremely Negative affect score (NAS): A to K Positive affect score (PAS): L to T Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS - NAS Name: Watson's PANAS version not reported
ClassificationA-BW-?-mq-v-5-a
Author's labelPositive and Negative Affective Schedule
Page in publication326
RemarksAffect Balance computed by WDH team
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range -40 - 40On range 0 - 10
Mean1.65
Standard deviation