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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
Variation in hedonic level, within day
Our Classification
Operationalization
Hedonic level of affect was rated each night during 6 weeks. The days highest, average and lowest mood was rated.

1. Day to day variation
   Mean differences between the lowest
   and highest mood reported each day
   during 6 weeks.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-ARE-md-sqr-v-10-a r = +.29 ns 1. Within-day