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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
Happiness_C
Our Classification
Operationalization
Overall composite clinical rank on 'happiness - unhappiness'; using all clinical data and knowledge over a period of three years, including evidence of possible repressed or latent problems at deeper levels of the personality

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-ARE-md-sqr-v-10-a r = +.69 This clinical rank on happiness was made a half year after the Elation-Depression Scale (AFF 3.1) was administered (during 6 weeks).
Correlations between this clinical rank on happi- ness and hedonic level, as assessed by the Elation-Depression Scale, were as follows:
-with mean daily average mood   : r = +.69
-with mean daily highest mood   : r = +.48
-with mean daily lowest  mood   : r = +.42