Findings on happiness in Cameron (1975): study US 1970

Author(s)Cameron, P.
TitleMood as an Indicant of Happiness: Age, Sex, Social Class and Situational Differences.
SourceJournal of Gerontology, 1975, Vol. 30, 216 - 224
PublicCollege students, Detroit, USA, 197?
 Year of data gathering not reported, estimsted 1970
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
 Non-probability chunk sample.
Respondents N =187
Non Response?
AssesmentMultiple methods
 Mailed questionnaire and time sampling
General remarksTime-sampling: The students were administered various personality scales and then interrupted 21 times over the course of the quarter and their mood indexed.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question, asked 21 times in a period of 10 weeks (experience sampling) How would you characterize your mood or impulse of the last instant....? 3 happy 2 neutral 1 sad Summation: average of 21 scores.
Author's labelAffectivity
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Ego-StrengthH13ab02bScores on symptom inventories, also classified as above ↑
Frequency of thinking about religionR12af01Concern about religion
Frequency of thinking about sexS03ac01Concern about sex
MoodH07ab02hA-ARE by A-ARE
NeuroticismH13ab02bScores on symptom inventories
Religious proclivityR12af01Concern about religion
Self-serving and other-serving orientationP05awEgoistic
Thinking about othersP05ctSelf-conscious
Thinking about something other than situation at handH02ab01bMental handicap
Time orientationT01ab04Temporal orientation