Findings on happiness in Rahe et al. (1971): study US 1969

Author(s)Rahe, R.H.; Arthur, R.J.; Gunderson, E.K.; Rubin, R.T.
TitlePsychologic Correlates of Serum Cholesterol in Man: A Longitudinal Study.
SourcePsychosomatic Medicine, 1971, Vol. 33, 399 - 410
PublicMilitary trainees, followed 2 month, Navy, USA, 197?
Survey nameNot available
SampleNot available
 Non probability chunk sample: class of trainees
Respondents N =20
Non ResponseThe non-response during the 16 measurements varied from 4 to0 per Ss.
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 And medical tests.
General remarksSame study also reported in Rahe & Arthur 1967.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport 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)
Author's labelHappiness
Error estimatesReliability: Equivalence: intercorrelations ranged between +.86 and +.94
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Serum cholesterol levelB03ac03Physical states