- Female college students, Radcliff USA, followed 6 weeks, 1957
- N = 21
- Non Response:
Mood diary kept 30 days.
- Authors's label
- Tranquility vs anxiety
- Our Classification
- Repeated closed question on 'how calm or troubled you felt', rated on a 10-point scale:
10. Perfect and complete tranquility.
9. Exceptional calm, wonderfully secu-
re and carefree.
8. Great sense of well-being. Essenti-
ally secure, and very much at ease.
7. Pretty generally secure and free
6. Nothing particularly troubling me
More or less at ease.
5. Somewhat concerned with minor wor-
ries or problems. Slightly ill at
ease, a bit troubled.
4. Experiencing some worry, fear,
trouble or uncertainty. Nervous,
jittery, on edge.
3. Considerable insecurity. Very
troubled by significant worries,
2. Tremendous anxiety and concern.
Harassed by major worries and
1. Completely beside myself with dread
worry, fear. Overwhelmingly dis-
traught and apprehensive. Obsessed
or terrified by insoluble problems
Scale scored each night for the highest, lowest and average experience of the day.
(Wessman & Ricks Tranquility vs Anxiety Scale)
Observed Relation with Happiness
Daily highest : r = +.66 (05)
Daily average : r = +.89 (05)
Daily lowest : r = +.76 (05)