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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
General arousal (tense & energetic)
Our Classification
Error Estimates
alpha = 0,75
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
Mean = 27,8  SD = 6,0
Operationalization
Selfrating of applicability to present mood of adjectives. Adjectives not reported. 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 = +.65 p < .01