Findings on happiness in Steca et al. (2004): study IT 1990

Publication
Author(s)Steca, P.; Paciello, M.; Picconi, L.
TitleSelf-Efficacy Beliefs as Personal Determinants of Subjective Well-Being across Ages.
SourcePresentation 2nd European Conference on Positive Psychology, 2004, Pallanza, Italy
URLHTTP://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_bib/freetexts/steca_p_2004.pdf
Investigation
PublicElementary school students followed 10 years, Italy,199?
 Years of data gathering not reportedT1:199?, T2:199?, T3:199? T1: 3rd grade of elementary school T2: 5th elementary school T3: 1st junior high school T4: 3rd junior high school T5: Adolescence, mean age=17.43 T6: Adolescence, mean age=19.36
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
Respondents N =306
 T1:306 T5:230 T6:192
Non Response76/114
 T2:37.2% T3:24.8%
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 T1, T2: Prosocial behavior scale in self report and teacher rating, Emotional instability scale in self report and teacher rating, Physical and verbal aggression scale in self report and teacher rating, and peer nomination relative to popularity and refuse in the class T3. T4: Prosocial behavior scale in self report, Emotional instability scale in self report, Physical and verbal aggression scale in self report, peer nomination relative to popularity and refuse in the class, academic achievement, social and academic self-efficacy beliefs T5, T6: Satisfaction with life scale, Rosenberg self-esteem scale, Life-orientation test, and positive and negative affect scale
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 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-?-0-a
Author's labelpositive and negative affect scale
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 0On range 0 - 10
Mean1.21
Standard deviation0.77


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Developmental pathwaysP03acCourse of development