Correlational findings

Study Weiss et al. (1999): study US 1996

Managers, United States, followed 16 working days, 1996
Survey name
Unnamed study
N = 64
Non Response
Multiple assesment methods
dairy and questionnaires


Authors's Label
Activation cyclicity
Our Classification
Participants were asked to complete the CMR mood checklist in a daily diary 4 times each day for 16 working days: in the morning when they arrived at work, in the midmorning, in midafternoon, before leaving work at the end of the day. 64 observations per respondent. Positive affect sub-scale. Current Mood Report (CMR), Larsen 1990, Gottman 1981
M = 0.38; SD = 0.18

Number of observation = 68
Changes in daily activity level at work as assessed in diaries during 16 days.

Cyclical aspects of mood reports were examined by spectral analysis which is a technique for examining the underlying cycles in a series of data collected over time by testing the relative "fit" of cycles of varying frequencies. It is plotted in a spectral density plot with the x axis representing the different potential frequencies in a series and the y axis representing an assessment of relative fit or importance.

Items and rating scale not reported.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-Sum-g-mq-*-111-b r = +.11 ns