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
Love and sex
Our Classification
Repeated closed question on 'the extent to which you felt loving and tender, or sexually frustrated and unloving', rated on a 10-point scale:

10. Feel the rapture of full, joyous
    and complete love.
9. Tremendous gratification, delight,
    love, and trust.
8. Warm sharing of intimacy and affec-
7. Pleasant companionship and some af-
    fection. Sharing interests and good
6. Fairly satisfying experience or ex-
    pectations. Some mutual interest
    and understanding.
5. Not much feeling of mutual under-
    standing. Some lack of interest.
    Slightly frustrated.
4. Little feeling of relationships.
    Considerable indifference. Modera-
    tely frustrated.
3. Feel unable to maintain good rela-
    tionships. Unloved. Much frustra-
2. Hurt, bewildered, incapable of
    loving or being loved. Vast amount
    of frustration.
1. Hopeless, cold, unloved and un-

Scale scored each night for the high- est, lowest and average experience of the day.
(Wessman & Ricks Love and Sex Scale)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-ARE-md-sqr-v-10-b r = + ns 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 = +.23 (05)
daily average: r = +.22 (05)
daily lowest : r = +.15 (ns)