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Correlational findings

Study Brenner (1970): study US 1960

Public:
Highschool pupils, New York State, USA, 1960
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 5204
Non Response:
1%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Correlate

Authors's label
Usual mood
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question:
In general how would you say you feel most of the time? Would you say:
5 very good spirits
4 fairly good spirits
3 neither good spirits nor low spirits
2 fairly low spirits
1 very low spirits

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-u-sq-v-4-b G = +.28 After control for:
- having fun in life, and frequency of low
  mood                              : Gs = +.62
- having fun in life                : Gs = +.68
- frequency of low mood             : Gs = +.74
- tending to be a discouraged person: Gs = +.73
- tending to be a lonely person     : Gs = +.72
- anxiety symptom                   : Gs = +.77

Unaffected by sex.
O-HL-u-sq-v-4-b V = +.39 p < .01