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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
Life history
Our Classification
Operationalization
212-item inventory of past life expe- riences.
18 scores were derived, indicating good or bad past experiences in various life areas. Only a few scores were related to hedonic level. Other scores were not presented.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-ARE-md-sqr-v-10-a r = -.41 p < .05 1. Poor life experiences (total score)

A-ARE-md-sqr-v-10-a r = -.50 p < .05 2. Low scholarschip

A-ARE-md-sqr-v-10-a r = -.46 p < .10 3. Depression and insecurity

A-ARE-md-sqr-v-10-a r = -.45 p < .10 4. Poor peer relations

A-ARE-md-sqr-v-10-a r = -.39 p < .10 5. Sibling conflict

A-ARE-md-sqr-v-10-a r = ns 6. Parental treatment and relationships