- Female college students, Radcliff USA, followed 6 weeks, 1957
- N = 21
- Non Response:
Mood diary kept 30 days.
- Authors's label
- Personal moral judgement
- Our Classification
- Repeated closed question on 'how self- approving, or how guilty, you felt', rated on a 10-point scale:
10. Have a transcendent feeling of mo-
ral perfection and virtue.
9. I have a sense of extraordinary
worth and goodness.
8. In high favor with myself. Well up
to my own best standards.
7. Consider myself pretty close to my
own best self.
6. By and large, measuring up to most
of my moral standards.
5. Somewhat short of what I ought to
4. I have a sense of having done wrong
3. Feel that I have failed morally.
2. Heavy laden with my own moral
1. In anguish. Tormented by guilt and
Scale scored each night for the highest, lowest and average experience of the day.
(Wessman & Ricks Personal Moral Judge- ment Scale).
Observed Relation with Happiness
Daily highest : r = +.37 (ns)
Daily average : r = +.50 (05)
Daily lowest : r = +.57 (05)