Reinhardt (1968): study US 1967
- Reinhardt, S.
- Characteristics of Moods in Hospitalized and Normally Functioning Women.
- Unpublished PhD Dissertation, Colombia University, 1968, USA
- Female mental patients and controls, USA, 1967
- Non-probability purposive-expert sample
- N = 20
- Non Response:
Each night, during a period of 6-8 weeks, ratings were made of the highest, lowest and most characteristic feelings of the day
Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings
- Full text:
Selfreport on single question, answered every evening before retiring during six weeks (experience sampling)
"On average; how elated or depressed, happy or unhappy you felt today....?
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.
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.
Name: Wessman & Ricks' `Elation - depression scale'
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In mental hospital
Involved in schooling or not