Study Cameron (1975): study US 1970
- College students, Detroit, USA, 197?
- N = 187
- Non Response
Multiple assesment methods
Mailed questionnaire and time sampling
- Authors's Label
- Thinking about something other than situation at hand
- Our Classification
- Time sampling, the question asked 21 times during 10 weeks: "How or to what degree were your thoughts tied to the situation at hand(class or classmates)? Completely, remotely or unrelated.
Observed Relation with Happiness
Happy mood: r=-.23 (01)
Neutral mood: r=+.05 ns
Unhappy mood: r=-.06 ns
Happy mood: r=+.17 (05)
Neutral mood: r=-.27 (001)
Unhappy mood: r=+.15 (05)
Happy mood: r=+.12 ns
Neutral mood: r=+.03 ns
Unhappy mood: r=-.07 ns
Happiness assessed by time sampling. Correlations concern frequency of report of happy, neutral or sad mood.