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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 assesment methods
Mailed questionnaire and time sampling

Correlate

Authors's Label
Frequency of thinking about sex
Our Classification
Related specification variables
Operationalization
Time sampling, the questions asked 21 times during 10 weeks: "Were you thinking about sex?", and "If you were thinking about a person, was he your or the opposite sex?"

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-ARE-cq-sqr-v-3-a r = Thinking about sex:                            Happy   mood: r=+.29 (001)                 Neutral mood: r=-.21 (01)                    Unhappy mood: r=+.15 (01)

Thinking about person of opposite sex:
Happy   mood: r=+.49  (001)                  Neutral mood: r=-.31  (001)
Unhappy mood: r=+.04   ns

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