Findings on happiness in Dysinger (1937): study US 1935

Author(s)Dysinger, D.W.
TitleA Study of Mood.
SourcePsychological Records, 1937, Vol. 1, 147 - 156
URL 1: No 10.pdf
PublicStudents and staff members, university, USA, 193?
 Year of data gathering not reported
Survey nameNot available
SampleNot available
 Non-probability accidental sample of undergraduate psychology students (N = 9) and graduate students or staff members (N = 7)
Respondents N =16
Non Response38% incomplete information
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Lowly structured
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question, repeated two times a day for periods ranging from 18 to 64 days (experience sampling). "Consider the extreme of depression to be the most depressed state that you have ever experienced, and the extreme of cheerfulness to be the most cheerful state that you have ever experienced. Draw a line across the base line of the scale at a point which indicates your present mood in relation to these extremes." depressed ------------------------------------------- cheerful (total: 80 mm) Scoring: The recorded judgments were read in centimeters, using the midpoint of each line as the point of reference. Judgments of cheerfulness were considered plus, those of depression minus. Summation: average
Author's labelMood
Error estimatesReliability: High retest reliability over a period of two month. Validity:
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Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Physical conditionH14ab02aGlobal health rating