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

Assesses a wide variety of content areas, including bizarre thought processes and peculiar perceptions, social alienation, poor familial relationships, difficulties in concentration and impulse control, lack of deep interests, disturbing questions of self-worth and self-identity, and sexual difficulties.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-AO---mqr-*-0-a = .28 p < .05                      Mean schizophrenia
a 10% least happy          37.1
b 27% close to average     29.9  
c 10% most happy           25.0
M-AO---mqr-*-0-a MCT = p < .05 a > b > c