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Studies

Rahe et al. (1971): study US 1969

Publication

Author(s):
Rahe, R.H.; Arthur, R.J.; Gunderson, E.K.; Rubin, R.T.
Title:
Psychologic Correlates of Serum Cholesterol in Man: A Longitudinal Study.
Source:
Psychosomatic Medicine, 1971, Vol. 33, 399 - 410

Investigation

Public:
Military trainees, followed 2 month, Navy, USA, 197?
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 20
Non Response:
The non-response during the 16 measurements varied from 4 to0 per Ss.
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
And medical tests.

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on 7 questions, repeated 15 times during 2 month (experience sampling)

Below is a list of words describing moods and feelings. Indicate how each of these words applies to how you feel now.
A  Contented
B  Calm
C  Happy
D  Pleased
E  Satisfied
F  Cheerful
G  Good

Rating options (same for all items):
1  not at all
2  somewhat or slightly
3  mostly or generally


Summation: average over 2 months.

Name: Happiness subscale of Ryman et al (1974) Mood Questionnaire (MQ)
Classification:
A-ASA-m-mqr-v-3-a
Author's label:
Happiness
Error estimates:
Reliability: Equivalence: intercorrelations ranged between +.86 and +.94

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Serum cholesterol level Physical states