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
Harmony vs anger
Our Classification
Related specification variables
Repeated closed question on 'how well you got along with, or how angry you felt toward, other people' rated on a 10-point scale:

10. Boundless good will and complete
9. Enormous good will and great harmo-
8. Considerable good will.
7. Get along well and rather smoothly.
6. Get along pretty well, more or less
    good feeling.
5. A little bit annoyed, somewhat 'put
    out'. Minor irritations.
4. Annoyed, irritated, provoked.
3. Very angry. Ill will.
2. Enraged. Seething with anger and
1. Violent hate and  fury. Desire to
    attack, destroy.

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

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 = +.58 (05)
Daily average   : r = +.81 (05)
Daily lowest    : r = +.58 (05)