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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
Happy life history
Our Classification
Operationalization
Clinical rank on 'happy - unhappy life story', stressing auto-biographic re- ports and information for three years, concerning past life experiences up to the time of entering college.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-ARE-md-sqr-v-10-a r = +.48 p < .05 Hedonic level (Elation-Depression Scale: AFF 3.1) scored each night for the highest, lowest and average of the day.

Mean daily highest mood : r = +.42
Mean daily average mood : r = +.48
Mean daily lowest  mood : r = +.34