Findings on happiness in Joshi (1964): study US California 1963

Author(s)Joshi, B.L.
TitlePersonality Correlates of Happiness.
SourceUnpublished PhD Dissertation, University of California, Berkeley, 1964, USA
PublicUniversity students, California, United States, 1963
 Members of a fraternity, University of California
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Respondents N =81
Non Response45
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on 60 questions Thera are different kinds of feelings of happiness and unhappiness. Here are a large number of words and phrases describing these, those describing happiness at one side and those describing unhappiness at the other. Please put one check mark besides nau tah tell you THE WAY YOU OFTEN FEEL.. If two of more mean the same to you, mark them in the same way. Put two check marks in front of any that describes you ESPECIALLY WELL. UNHAPPINESS Aa gloomy Ab cross Ac anxious Ad afraid Ae lonely Af dull Ag bored Ah uneasy AI ashamed Aj unlucky Ak feeling hurt Al struggling Am discouraged An everyone is against you Ao no pleasure in anything Ap think you are a failure Aq conscience hurts Ar you are getting worse and worse As restless At troubled Au sorrowful Av annoyed Aw impatient Ax repressed, held down Ay confused Az uncertain Aaa embarrassed Aab regretful Aac in physical pain Aad disconcerted Aae full of longing HAPPINESS Ba free Bb lucky Bc thrilled Bd laughing Be cheerful Bf peaceful Bg excited Bh safe and secure Bji successful Bj in tune with everything Bk jolly Bl enthusiastic Bm carefree Bn comfortable Bo contented Bp amused Bq full of life Br optimistic Bs satisfied Bt life full of interesting things Bu confident Bv things getting better Bw God is behind you Byx life entirely worthwhile By light-hearted Bz everyone is friendly to you Baa things are bound to turn out right Bab full of deep joy Bac everything goes right Bad life goes smoothly Bae your duty well done Baf when tackling something Rating: 0 no check mark 1 one check mark 2 two checkmarks Computation: Average B minus average A
Author's labelHappy/unhappy adjectives
Page in publication172,62
Finding used in
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Full textSelfreport on single question: Here is a series of statements about life as it is for people. Check the one that is closest to how you feel 1 Life is worthless and unhappy 2 Life is pretty unhappy 3 There are many good things in life, but unfortunately the troubles are more frequent than the joys 4 happiness and unhappiness are bound to even out as about equal in any one's experience 5 Whether life is happy or unhappy depends on how you make it 6 There are usually more good things than bad things in life 7 Usually, the troubles one has do not last and are not nearly as important as the joys 8 Life on the whole is fine and happy 9 Every aspect of life can be seen as worthwhile and therefore be viewed with happiness
Author's labelpresent state of happiness
Page in publication172,62
Finding used in
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Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Attributed HappinessH09ab02Rating of happiness by peers