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Correlational findings

Study Wessman et al. (1960): study US 1957

Public:
Female college students, followed 6 weeks, Radcliffe, USA, 1957
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 14
Non Response:
44% dropouts
Assessment:
Multiple methods
Mood diary completed daily during 6 weeks and various tests

Correlate

Authors's label
Mood fluctuation
Our Classification
Operationalization
    The Elation-Depression Scale was
    scored each night for lowest, ave-
    rage and highest mood experienced
    that day over a period of 6 weeks.

1.  Within a day:
    Mean difference between the lowest
    and highest mood reported each day
    during 6 weeks on the Elation-
    Depression Scale.

2.  Day-to-day:
    Standard deviation of the average
    mood reported each day during 6
    weeks on the Elation-Depression
    Scale.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-ARE-md-sqr-v-10-b r = +.36 ns




A-ARE-md-sqr-v-10-b r = -.17 ns