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Correlational findings

Study Wessman & Ricks (1966): study US 1957 /1

Public:
Male college students, followed 3 years, Harvard University, USA, 1957-60
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 17
Non Response:
37%: 9 dropouts, incomplete; about the same happiness distribution.
Assessment:
Multiple methods
Mood diary kept 30 days and repeated interviews and tests during three years.

Correlate

Authors's label
Affective complexity
Our Classification
Operationalization
Number of factors that independently explain a considerable proportion of the variation in mood change.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-ARE-md-sqr-v-10-a r = -.30 ns Six factors were used, that were extracted from the highest, average and lowest moods reported each day during 6 weeks on the 16 Personal Fee- ling Scales and 3 closed questions on physical health, menstruation and pressure of academic work.

See also under 'Types of Affect' (A 2.2).