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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
Frequency of thinking about sex
Our Classification
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.