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Studies

Biersner et al. (1976): study US 1971

Publication

Author(s):
Biersner, R.J.; LaRocco, J.M.; Ryman, D.H.
Title:
Mood Scales as Predictors of Discharge and Sick Call Visits during Basic Military Training.
Source:
Military Medecine, 1976, Vol. 141, 859 - 861

Investigation

Public:
Navy recruits, USA, 1971
Sample:
Non-probability chunk sample
Respondents:
N = 1220
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Administered the first day of basic military training and three days later.

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on 7 questions:

Below is a list of words describing moods and feelings. Indicate how each of these words applies to how you feel now.
A  Contented
B  Calm
C  Happy
D  Pleased
E  Satisfied
F  Cheerful
G  Good

Rating options (same for all items):
1  not at all
2  somewhat or slightly
3  mostly or generally

Name: Happiness subscale of Ryman et al (1974) Mood Questionnaire (MQ)
Classification:
A-ASA-m-mq-v-3-a
Author's label:
Mood Questionaire
Page in publication:
859

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Discharge after basic training Recent leaving armed force
Military skill
School-success
Sick call visits Visits to doctor
Absenteeism