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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
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 6 weeks (Wessman & Ricks Elation-Depression Scale).

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-ARE-md-sqr-v-10-a r = +.43 ns The mean 'daily lowest mood' score was correlated with the mean 'daily average mood' score.