Correlational findings

Study Wessman & Ricks (1966): study US 1957

Female college students, Radcliff USA, followed 6 weeks, 1957
N = 21
Non Response:
Mood diary kept 30 days.


Authors's label
Energy vs fatigue
Our Classification
Repeated closed question on 'how ener- getic, or tired and weary, you felt' rated on a 10-point scale:

10. Limitless zeal. Surging with ener-
    gy. Vitality spilling over.
9. Exuberant vitality, tremendous
    energy, great zest for activity.
8. Great energy and drive.
7. Very fresh, considerable energy.
6. Fairly fresh. Adequate energy.
5. Slightly tired, indolent. Somewhat
    lacking in energy.
4. Rather tired. Lethargic. Not much
3. Great fatigue. Sluggish. Can hard-
    ly keep going. Meager resources.
2. Tremendously weary. Nearly worn out
    and practically at a standstill.
    Almost no resources.
1. Utterly exhausted. Entirely worn
    out. Completely incapable of even
    the slightest effort.

Scale scored each night for highest, lowest and average experience of the day.
(Wessman & Ricks Energie vs Fatigue

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-ARE-md-sqr-v-10-b r = + p < .05 The means of the lowest, average and highest daily scores were correlated with the mean daily average score on the Elation-Depression Scale (AFF 3.1) during 6 weeks.

Daily highest   : r = +.37 (ns)
Daily average   : r = +.76 (05)
Daily lowest    : r = +.48 (05)