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Constantinople (1967): study US NewYork 1966

Publication

Author(s):
Constantinople, A.P.
Title:
Perceived Instrumentality of the College as a Measure of Attitudes toward College.
Source:
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 1967, Vol. 5, 196 - 201

Investigation

Public:
University students, Rochester, USA, 1966
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 165
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Two questionaires were used; one in the classroom and one at home; during the first 2 weeks of March.

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

In thinking over the past year, indicate how elated or depressed, happy or unhappy you have felt in the last year?
10  Complete elation, rapturous joy and soaring ecstasy
9    Very elated and in very high spirits. Tremendous  delight       
      and buoyancy.
8    Elated and in high spirits.
7    Feeling very good and cheerful.
6    Feeling pretty good , "OK".
5    Feeling a little bit low. Just so-so.
4    Spirits low and somewhat "blue".
3    Depressed and feeling very low. Definitely "blue".
2    Tremendously depressed.
      Feeling terrible, really miserable, "just awful".
1    Utter depression and gloom. Completely down.
      All is black and leaden. Wish it were all over.
Classification:
A-AOL-cy-sq-v-10-a
Author's label:
level of happiness
Page in publication:
198
Error estimates:
Test-retest reliability of this measure with 6 weeks between administration was .85 (N=150).

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Product score Perceived usefulness of schooling Test-retest reliability Recent happiness (< 1 year ago)