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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
Psychopathic
Our Classification
Operationalization
Psychopathic deviate sub scale of  Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory Pathology Scales (with K corrections);

Measures social deviation, lack of acceptance of authority, amorality. Adolescents tend to score higher

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-AO-*-mqr-*-*-a = .22 p < .05                      Mean psychopathy
a 10% least happy          28.8
b 27% close to average     24.3  
c 10% most happy           21.0
M-AO-*-mqr-*-*-a MCT = p < .05 a > b > c