Findings on happiness in Flügel (1925): study GB 1920

Author(s)Flügel, J.C.
TitleA Quantitative Study of Feeling and Emotion in Every Day Life.
SourceBritish Journal of Psychology, 1925, Vol. 15, 318 - 355
PublicAcademics, England, 192?
 Year of data gathering not reported
Survey nameNot available
SampleNot available
 Non-probability accidental sample using friends of the investigators and other volunteers. Each respondent had received some psychological training; 5 females, 4 males; age 19-42.
Respondents N =9
Non ResponseNot available
 Lowly structured diary of emotions, kept each hour during 30 days.
General remarksIn the publication several variations of the above indicator were presented. We did not include these measures because they did not provide, extra information.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on 3 questions, in emotion diary kept 30 days (experience sampling) Several times per hour Ss noted in a diary: A the emotion(s) they had experienced the last few minutes. B the number of minutes they experienced these feelings. C the hedonic dimension they experienced in these feelings . Scoring: numerical rating from +3 to -3 Summation: The total percentage of unpleasure (AxB) was divided by the total percentage of pleasure (question C)
Author's labelPleasure/hedonic feeling.
Error estimatesReliability: Odd / even test for equivalence: r ranging from +.45 to +.96 lowest for most extreme feelings. Validity: Respondents declared that this proportion of pleasure and unpleasure was fairly characteristic for their life as a whole.
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Intensity of feelingsA03ab04Intensity of affects
Variability of feelings_AA03ab05Variability of affects
Variability of feelings_BA03ab05Variability of affects