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Correlational findings

Study Wessman & Ricks (1966): study US 1957

Public:
Female college students, Radcliff USA, followed 6 weeks, 1957
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 21
Non Response:
16%
Assessment:
Diary
Mood diary kept 30 days.

Correlate

Authors's label
Own sociability (vs withdrawal)
Our Classification
Operationalization
Repeated closed question on 'how so- cially outgoing or withdrawn you felt today', rated on a 10-point scale:

10. Immensely sociable and outgoing.
9. Highly outgoing, congenial and
    friendly.
8. Very sociable and involved in
    things.
7. Companionable. Ready to mix with
    others.
6. Fairly sociable. More or less ac-
    cessible.
5. Not particularly outgoing. Feel a
    little bit unsociable.
4. Retiring, would like to avoid
    people.
3. Feel detached and withdrawn. A
    great distance between myself and
    others.
2. Self-contained and solitary.
1. Completely withdrawn. Want no human
    contact.

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

Observed Relation with Happiness

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

Daily highest   : r = +.56 (05)
Daily average   : r = +.78 (05)
Daily lowest    : r = +.51 (05)