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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
Time orientation
Our Classification
Operationalization
Time sampling, the question asked 21 times during 10 weeks: "Were you thinking about the past, present or future?"

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-ARE-cq-sqr-v-3-a r = Thinking about the past:                     Happy   mood: r=+.17  (05)  
Neutral mood: r=-.27  (001)
Unhappy mood: r=+.05   ns

Thinking about present:                         Happy   mood: r=-.22  (01)
Neutral mood: r=+.32  (001)
Unhappy mood: r=-.09   ns

Thinking about future:                          Happy   mood: r=+.11   ns
Neutral mood: r=-.24  (01)                    Unhappy mood: r=+.19  (05)  

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