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
- Our Classification
- Happiness measure type M-ACO
- 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
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