• Psychology, Medicine
  • Published in Psychological assessment 2013
  • DOI:10.1037/a0033007

Detecting well-being via computerized content analysis of brief diary entries.

@article{Tov2013DetectingWV,
  title={Detecting well-being via computerized content analysis of brief diary entries.},
  author={William Tov and Kok Leong Ng and Han Lin and Lin Ge Qiu},
  journal={Psychological assessment},
  year={2013},
  volume={25 4},
  pages={
          1069-78
        }
}
Two studies evaluated the correspondence between self-reported well-being and codings of emotion and life content by the Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count (LIWC; Pennebaker, Booth, & Francis, 2011). Open-ended diary responses were collected from 206 participants daily for 3 weeks (Study 1) and from 139 participants twice a week for 8 weeks (Study 2). LIWC negative emotion consistently correlated with self-reported negative emotion. LIWC positive emotion correlated with self-reported positive… CONTINUE READING

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