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Correlational findings

Study Diener & Seligman (2002): study US 1997

Public
Undergraduate students, US, 199?
Sample
Respondents
N = 222
Non Response
Assessment
Questionnaire: paper
Daily report of mood and activities during 51 days; peer ratings.

Correlate

Authors's Label
Affect intensity
Our Classification
Operationalization
Larsen and Diener(1987) 40 item affect intensity measure which assesses the typical intensity or strength with which individuals characteristically experience their emotions. The items are balanced in terms of positive and negative emotions.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-AO-*-mqr-*-*-a = ns                 Mean affect intensity         
a 10% least happy         150.2     
b 27% close to average    158.2    
c 10% most happy          161.1
M-AO-*-mqr-*-*-a MCT = ns