Findings on happiness in Johnson (1940): study US 1940

Author(s)Johnson, W.B.
TitleThe Social Meaning of Mood.
SourceThe Journal of Social Psychology, 1940, Vol. 12, 163 - 169
PublicFemale university students, members of a sorority, USA, 1940
Survey nameNot available
SampleNot available
 Non-probability purposive sampling. Members of a sorority (Student house were one lives under rather close social ties).
Respondents N =30
Non Response-
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Questionnaires completed by subjects and friends
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textPeer rating on single question: Ranking by 30 sorority members. The 30 members were divided in two groups of 15 and each member was asked to rank the two groups on basis of "cheerfulness and gaiety" (full item not reported).
Author's labelCheerfulness and gaiety
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
MoodinessA03ab05Variability of affects
PopularityP10ab01Actual popularity (socio-metrically)