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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
Real self descriptions
Our Classification
Operationalization
Content analysis of a 45-item Q sort, filled out both in extremely high and in extremely low moods for self-concept ('the most accurate picture of yourself as you really believe you are now').

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-ARE-md-sqr-v-10-b r = + p < .05 a. Friendly, sociable, and open towards others
   In both high and low moods the happy girls
   describe themselves as more friendly, socia-
   ble, more willing to give of themselves to
   others, and more interested in what others
   have to offer.
   The unhappy girls describe themselves as more
   independent, self-sufficient and introspective

A-ARE-md-sqr-v-10-b r = - p < .05 b. Sophisticated, critical, interested in acade-
   mic work
   In both high and low moods the unhappy girls     describe themselves as more critical, sophis-
   ticated, interested in academic work and         introspective.
   The happy girls describe themselves as more
   unorganized, tolerant and nervous. They are      able to enjoy work without being preoccupied     with it, and do not consider themselves        sophisticated or poised.