Correlational findings

Study Constantinople (1967): study US NewYork 1966

University students, Rochester, USA, 1966
N = 165
Non Response
Questionnaire: Paper & Pencil Interview (PAPI)
Two questionaires were used; one in the classroom and one at home; during the first 2 weeks of March.


Authors's Label
Test-retest reliability
Our Classification
T1 Within 6 weeks between administrations (N = 150)
Selfreport on single question, repeated after 6 weeks:

In thinking over the past year, indicate how elated or depressed, happy or unhappy you have felt in the last year?
10  Complete elation, rapturous joy and soaring ecstacy
9    Very elated and in very high spirits. Tremendous  delight  and buoyancy.
8    Elated and in high spirits.
7    Feeling very good and cheerful.
6    Feeling pretty good , "OK".
5    Feeling a little bit low. Just so-so.
4    Spirits low and somewhat "blue".
3    Depressed and feeling very low. Definitely "blue".
2    Tremendously depressed.  Feeling terrible, really miserable, "just awful".
1    Utter depression and gloom. Completely down. All is black and leaden. Wish it were all over.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-AOL-cy-sq-v-10-a r = +.85 T1-T2 difference: 6 weeks