Constantinople (1970): study US 1965
- Constantinople, A.P.
- Some Correlates of Average Level of Happiness among College Students.
- Paper 1970 based on unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, 1965, University of Rochester, USA
- Undergraduate college students, University of Rochester, USA, followed 12 month, 1965-68
- N = 581
- Non Response
- 50% return of mailed questionnaire.
Questionnaire: Paper & Pencil Interview (PAPI)
Questionnaire completed in class and amailed questionnaire 3 yrs later.
Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings
- Full text:
Self report 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
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.
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