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Studies

Rahe et al. (1976): study US 1971

Publication

Author(s):
Rahe, R.H.; Biersner, R.J.; Ryman, D.H.
Title:
Serum Uric Acids, Cholesterol and Psychological Moods throughout Stressful Naval Training.
Source:
Naval Health Research Center, Report nr. 76-18, 1976, San Diego, California, USA

Investigation

Public
Navy recruits, followed 4 weeks, USA, 197?
Sample
Non-probability chunk sample
Respondents
N = 117
Non Response
Assessment
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report 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:
Mood questionaire
Page in publication:
884,886
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
1.89 -
SD:
- -

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Succes in military training School-success
Military skill
Serum uric acid level Physical states