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
Present work
Our Classification
Related specification variables
Repeated closed question on 'how satis- fied or dissatisfied you were with your work', rated on a 10-point scale:

10. Tremendous, intense delight in my
    work. Proud of my purpose, skill,
    and accomplishment.
9. Great pleasure and enjoyment in my
    work. Much fulfillment through work
8. Considerable satisfaction with my
    work. Eager to continue.
7. Satisfied with my work. Encouraged
    to go on with it.
6. More or less satisfied with my
    work. Keep plugging along.
5. Somewhat dissatisfied with my work.
    Not much enjoyment doing it.
4. Dissatisfied with my work. Can't
    see much good in it. Moderately
3. Greatly dissatisfied with my work.
    Not doing a good job. Markedly
2. Tremendously dissatisfied and frus-
    trated in my work. Befuddled. Dis-
1. Completely disatisfied and frustra-
    ted in my work. Hopeless, useless

Scale scored each night for the highest, lowest and average experience of the day.
(Wessman & Ricks Present Work 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 = +.40 (ns)
Daily average   : r = +.53 (05)
Daily lowest    : r = +.54 (05)