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Constantinople (1970): study US 1965

Publication

Author(s):
Constantinople, A.P.
Title:
Some Correlates of Average Level of Happiness among College Students.
Source:
Paper 1970 based on unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, 1965, University of Rochester, USA

Investigation

Public:
Undergraduate college students, University of Rochester, USA, followed 12 month, 1965-68
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 581
Non Response:
50% return of mailed questionnaire.
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Questionnaire completed in class and amailed questionnaire 3 yrs later.

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:
Happiness.

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Perceived instrumentality of college Perceived usefulness of schooling Male sex Sex (male vs female) Psycho-social development Current stage of development