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

Indicates elevated mood, accelerated speech and motor activity, irritability, flight of ideas, and brief periods of depression.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-AO-*-mqr-*-*-a = ns                       Mean hypomania
a 10% least happy          23.9
b 27% close to average     23.9  
c 10% most happy           24.5
M-AO-*-mqr-*-*-a MCT = ns