- College students, Detroit, USA, 197?
- N = 187
- Non Response:
Mailed questionnaire and time sampling
- Authors's label
- Self-serving and other-serving orientation
- Our Classification
- 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
Happy mood: r=+.15 (05)
Neutral mood: r=-.14 ns
Unhappy mood: r=+.17 (05)
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.