Positive emotional experiences in Scottish and Italian young adults: a diary study

Elaine Duncan, I. Grazzani-Gavazzi

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This research focused on the nature and frequency of positive emotion in a sample of Scottish and Italian young adults and is part of larger scale on-going cross-cultural studies on positive emotion, well-being and happiness. A total of 1043 positive incidents were collected from 157 students who completed diaries in the two countries. Positive incidents were frequent in the course of daily life and were triggered by a wide variety of personal, social and environmental antecedents.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Happiness Studies
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2002



  • Scotland
  • young adults
  • positive emotion
  • Italy

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