Findings on happiness in Johnson (1937): study US California 1935

Author(s)Johnson, W.B.
TitleEuphoric and Depressed Moods in Normal Subjects.
SourceJournal of Character and Personality, 1937/1938, Vol. 6, 79 - 98
PublicFemale university students, members of a sorority, USA, 193?
 Year of data gathering not reported
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
 University women, all residents of a sorority of the University of California
Respondents N =30
Non ResponseNot available
 Mood dairy kept during 65 to 90 days
General remarksThis publication does not report correlates of average mood, but deals with correlates of mood of the day. Hence this excerpt involves only a distributional finding (average mood level) and nu correlational findings
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport of affect level during the day, repeated 65-90 days Lead item not reported | I feel almost never feel more elated | | | | | I feel as depressed as I practically ever feel Reports afterwards coded +5 to -5 Name: Euphoria-Depression
Author's labelEuphoria-depresson
Page in publication80
RemarksMood rated every day immidiately before dinner. Mean is average mood over all 60 to 95 days
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation