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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
Projective guilt
Our Classification
Operationalization
Score from stories told to the standard Thematic Apperception Test cards (see Murray, 1943).

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-ARE-md-sqr-v-10-a r = -.44 p < .10 Guilt A-ARE-md-sqr-v-10-a r = +.44 p < .10 Guilt-relief