Findings on happiness in Holder et al. (2010): study CA 2005

Publication
Author(s)Holder, M.D.; Coleman, B.; Wallace, J.M.
TitleSpiritualilty, Religiousness, and Happiness in Children aged 8-12 Years.
SourceJournal of Happiness Studies, 2010, Vol.11, 131 - 150
DOIDOI:10.1007/s10902-008-9126-1
Investigation
Public8-12 aged children, 2 schools, Canada, 200?
 Year of data gathering not reported
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Respondents N =320
Non Response11
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Overall how do you usually feel? 1 sad face 2 3 4 5 6 7 happy face Seven faces presented ranging from sad to happy, without verbal or numerical labels
ClassificationA-AOL-g-sq-f-7-a
Author's labelFaces scale
Page in publication135,138
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Mean5.828.03
Standard deviation0.971.62

Scores in1234567
%0.00.03.07.019.047.024.0

Full textRating by parents in response to single question: Overall how does your child usually feel? 1 sad face 2 3 4 5 6 7 happy face Seven faces presented ranging from sad to happy, without verbal or numerical labels
ClassificationA-AOL-g-rdf-f-7-a
Author's labelFaces scale
Page in publication135,138
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 7On range 0 - 10
Mean5.747.90
Standard deviation0.771.28

Scores in1234567
%0.00.01.05.025.057.012.0

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Activityshow  Active
Communal Spiritualityshow  Perceived quality of intimate ties
Emotionalityshow  Emotional
Environmental Spiritualityshow  Ecological values
Gendershow  Sex (male vs female)
Parent rating of child happinessshow  Rating of happiness by parents
Personal Spiritualityshow  Current religious experiences
Public or private schoolshow  Social characteristics of school
Shynessshow  Shy
Sociabilityshow  Sociable
Spiritual practice/ beliefshow  Current religious practices
Transcendental Spiritualityshow  Specific beliefs