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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 assesment methods
Mood diary kept 30 days and repeated interviews and tests during three years.

Correlate

Authors's Label
Personality traits
Our Classification
Remarks
Total factor scores for the two forms (one taken in elation, the other in depression) were corre- lated with the mean daily average score on the Elation-Depression Scale). Only significant associations with the 16 factors were reported.
Operationalization
16 Personality Factor Test (16 PF test; see Cattell, 1950).

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-ARE-md-sqr-v-10-a r = +.61 p < .05 1. Parmia (Parasympathetic Immunity) vs Threctia
   (Threat Reactivity).

A-ARE-md-sqr-v-10-a r = +.52 p < .05 2. Dominance vs submissiveness

A-ARE-md-sqr-v-10-a r = -.49 p < .05 3. Guilt proneness vs confidence