- Male college students, followed 3 years, Harvard University, USA, 1957-60
- N = 17
- Non Response
- 37%: 9 dropouts, incomplete; about the same happiness distribution.
Multiple assesment methods
Mood diary kept 30 days and repeated interviews and tests during three years.
- Authors's Label
- Social respect (vs social contempt)
- Our Classification
- Repeated closed question on 'how you felt other people regarded you, or felt about you, today', rated on a 10-point scale:
10. Excite the admiration and awe of
everyone who matters.
9. Stand extremely high in the estima-
tion of people whose opinions count
8. People I admire recognize and res-
pect my good points.
7. Confident that some people think
well of me.
6. Feel I am appreciated and respect-
ed to some degree.
5. Some people don't seem to see much
value in me.
4. I am looked upon as being of small
or of no account.
3. People have no respect for me at
2. I am scorned, slighted, pushed a-
1. Everyone despises me and holds me
Scale scored each night for the highest, lowest and average experience of the day.
(Wessman & Ricks Social Respect vs Social Contempt Scale).
Observed Relation with Happiness
Daily highest : r = +.42 (ns)
Daily average : r = +.45 (ns)
Daily lowest : r = +.03 (ns)