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Studies

Cameron (1975): study US 1970

Publication

Author(s):
Cameron, P.
Title:
Mood as an Indicant of Happiness: Age, Sex, Social Class and Situational Differences.
Source:
Journal of Gerontology, 1975, Vol. 30, 216 - 224

Investigation

Public:
College students, Detroit, USA, 197?
Sample:
Non-probability chunk sample
Respondents:
N = 187
Non Response:
?
Assessment:
Multiple methods
Mailed questionnaire and time sampling

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question, asked 21 times in a period of 10 weeks (experience sampling)

How would you characterize your mood or impulse of the last instant....?
3  happy
2  neutral
1  sad

Summation: average of 21 scores.
Classification:
A-ARE-cq-sqr-v-3-a
Author's label:
Affectivity

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Frequency of thinking about religion Concern about religion Religious proclivity Concern about religion Thinking about others Self-conscious Self-serving and other-serving orientation Egoistic Frequency of thinking about sex Concern about sex Time orientation Temporal orientation Mood A-ARE by A-ARE Thinking about something other than situation at hand Mental handicap Ego-Strength Scores on symptom inventories
Independent
Neuroticism Scores on symptom inventories