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Correlational findings

Study Matthews et al. (1990): study GB 1986

Public:
Students and volunteers for a keyboard training program, UK, 1986-89
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 388
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Correlate

Authors's Label
Tense arousal
Our Classification
Error Estimates
alpha = .86
Remarks
Mood adjective items were selected from the adjective checklist of Sjoberg et al. (1979), Thayer (1967) and Mackay et al. (1978) to measure three hypothesized dimensions of energetic arousal, tense arousal, and hedonic tone/pleasure-displeasure. Adjectives were presented at random.
Distribution
M=15,8, SD = 5,1
Operationalization
Selfrating of applicability to present mood of the following 8 adjectives:
-Anxious
-Jittery
-Tense
-Nervous
-Calm
-Restful
-Relaxed
-Composed
Rated: definitely not (1) to definitely (4) Range: 8-32.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-AB-cm-mq-v-4-d r = -.37 p < .01