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Studies

Ryman et al. (1974): study US 1970

Publication

Author(s):
Ryman, D.H.; Biersner, R.J.; LaRocco, J.M.
Title:
Reliabilities and Validities of the Mood Questionnaire.
Source:
Psychological Reports, 1974, Vol. 35, 479 - 484

Investigation

Public:
Navy recruits, USA, 1971
Sample:
Non-probability chunk sample
Respondents:
N = 1140
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on 7 questions:

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

Name: Happiness subscale of Ryman et al (1974) Mood Questionnaire (MQ)
Classification:
A-ASA-m-mq-v-3-a
Author's label:
Mood questionaire
Remarks:
Questionaire is repeated 4 times. Reliability is .80 in test period 1 and .84 in test period 4.
Test period 1: M=12.2  (SD=3.0); test period 2: M=11.9 (SD=3.0); test period 3: M=12.8 (SD=3.1); test period 4: M=13.8 (SD=2.9).
Page in publication:
480
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 7 - 21 On range 0-10
Mean:
12.70

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