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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
Thinking about something other than situation at hand
Our Classification
Operationalization
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

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-ARE-cq-sqr-v-3-a r = Completely:
Happy   mood: r=-.23  (01)
Neutral mood: r=+.05  ns
Unhappy mood: r=-.06  ns

Remotely:
Happy   mood: r=+.17  (05)
Neutral mood: r=-.27  (001)
Unhappy mood: r=+.15  (05)

Unrelated:
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.