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

Indicates excessive doubts, compulsions, obsessions, unreasonable fears, self-criticism, difficulties in concentration, and guilt feelings.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-AO-*-mqr-*-*-a = .31 p < .05                      Mean psychasthenia
a 10% least happy          35.8
b 27% close to average     29.7  
c 10% most happy           25.8
M-AO-*-mqr-*-*-a MCT = p < .05 a > b > c