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Correlational findings

Study Cameron (1975): study US 1970

Public:
College students, Detroit, USA, 197?
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 187
Non Response:
?
Assessment:
Multiple methods
Mailed questionnaire and time sampling

Correlate

Authors's label
Self-serving and other-serving orientation
Our Classification
Operationalization
Time-sampling, the question asked 21 times during 10 weeks: "Were you mainly thinking about satisfying your own or anothers interests?"

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-ARE-cq-sqr-v-3-a r = Self-serving orientation:
Happy   mood: r=+.15 (05)  
Neutral mood: r=-.14  ns
Unhappy mood: r=+.17 (05)  

Other-orientation:
Happy   mood: r=-.06  ns
Neutral mood: r=+.22 (01)  
Unhappy mood: r=+.03  ns

Happiness assessed by time sampling. Correlations concern frequency of report of happy, neutral or sad mood.