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Studies

Newman (1946): study US 1937

Publication

Author(s):
Newman, F.B.
Title:
The Adolescent in Social Groups. Studies in the Observation of Personality.
Source:
Oxford University Press, Applied Psychology Monographs, 1946, Nr 9, London, UK

Investigation

Public
Teenagers observed 4 years during after school activities, USA, 194?
Sample
Non-probability chunk sample
Respondents
N =
Non Response
Assessment
Behavioural observation
Observations were made by adult psychologists who participsted in the activities over the years and presented themselves to the children as a friendly accompanist.

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Rating by staff members of children's behavior in clubhouse setting
1  glum
2
3
4
5
6
7 cheerful
Classification:
A-CA-m-rdt-v-7-a
Author's label:
cheerfull- glum
Error estimates:
Interrater correlation: +.76 (boys) +.85 (girls)
Full text:
Rating by staff members of children's behavior in clubhouse setting
1  dissatisfied
2
3
4
5
6
7 content
Classification:
A-CA-m-rdt-v-7-b
Author's label:
Content
Page in publication:
91
Error estimates:
Interrater correlation: +.73 (boys) +.74 (girls)
Full text:
Rating by staff members of children's behavior in clubhouse setting
1  sad
2
3
4
5
6
7 happy
Classification:
A-CA-m-rdt-v-7-c
Author's label:
Happy
Page in publication:
91
Error estimates:
Interrater correlation: +.70 (boys) +.76 (girls)

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Cheerful - Glum Inter-rated agreement Content - dissatisfied Inter-rated agreement Happy - sad Inter-rated agreement Reputation of being happy Current reputation of happiness