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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
Own sociability (vs withdrawal)
Our Classification
Operationalization
See WESSM 1966/1

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-ARE-md-sqr-v-10-a r = + p < .05 The means of the lowest, average and highest scores were correlated with the mean daily aver- age score on the Elation-Depression Scale (AFF 3.1) during 6 weeks.


Daily highest   : r = +.66 (05)
Daily average   : r = +.61 (05)
Daily lowest    : r = +.06 (ns)