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Correlational findings

Study Fordyce (1972): study US 1971

Public:
University students, USA, 1971
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 86
Non Response:
-
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
And content analysis

Correlate

Authors's label
Absolute affect balance
Our Classification
Operationalization
Difference score between percent of day in happy moods and percent of day in unhappy moods using the following questionss
A What percentage of the time you were awake today did you feel happy?
B What percentage of the time did you feel unhappy?
C What percentage of the time did you feel neutral (neither happy nor unhappy)

Ss were told that the three percentages should add up to equal 100%

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-ARE-md-sqr-v-10-a r = +.87 p < .01 A-TH-g-mq-th%-101-ab r = +.22 p < .05