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Correlational findings

Study Gorman (1971): study US 1970

Public:
Undergraduate students, Nassau Community College, USA, 1970
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 67
Non Response:
4%, 3% refusal, 1% incomplete information
Assessment:
Multiple methods
Questionnaires administered in class and daily records kept at home during 28 days

Correlate

Authors's label
Hedonic level of most depressed moments
Our Classification
Operationalization
Repeated closed question on lowest mood experienced during the past day, rated on a 10-point scale during one month (Wessman & Ricks Elation-Depression Scale).

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-ARE-md-sqr-v-10-b r = +.73 p < .01 C-BW-c-sq-l-11-b r = +.16 ns The mean "daily lowest mood" score was correlated with the mean "daily average mood" score and with the happiness measure.