Correlational findings

Study Wessman & Ricks (1966): study US 1957 /1

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
Being more influenced by peaks than by dips.
Our Classification
Comparison of associations between dai-
ly lowest and daily average moods on the one side and daily highest and dai- ly average moods on the other side for both unhappy and happy men.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-ARE-md-sqr-v-10-a r = + s A positive relation (05) was found when daily lowest, average and highest scores during 6 weeks on the Elation-Depression Scale (AFF 3.1) were correlated and compared. For most of the other Personal Feeling Scales the same pattern was found.