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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
Paranoia
Our Classification
Operationalization
Paranoia subscale of Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory Pathology Scales(with K corrections);

Paranoid symptoms are: feelings of persecution, grandiose self-concepts, suspiciousness, excessive sensitivity, and rigid opinions and attitudes.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-AO-*-mqr-*-*-a = .14 p < .05                      Mean paranoia
a 10% least happy          12.3
b 27% close to average     10.1  
c 10% most happy           8.8
M-AO-*-mqr-*-*-a MCT = p < .05 a > b,c