Mood State Essay

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To determine if mood state changed from pretest to posttest a paired samples t-test was calculated on mood state. Mood state changed from pretest (M=27.7, SD=5.8), to posttest (M=30.1, SD=4.8), t (43) = -4.8, p = 0.00.
To test the hypothesis that HAI increases mood, a one way ANOVA was calculated. As displayed in table 1, the effects of conditions had no significant difference on mood in people, F (2, 42) = 1.5, p = 0.23.
To test the effect of species, a 2 (species) x 3 (condition) factorial ANOVA was calculated on mood state, stress rating and happiness rating. For mood state there was no main effect for species, F (1, 42) = 0.2, p = 0.7, no main effect for condition, F (1, 42) = 2.1, p = 0.2, and no species by condition interaction, F (1, 42) = 0.5, p = 0.5. Figure 1 illustrates these findings. For stress rating there was no main effect for species, F (1, 42) = 0.1, p = 0.7, no main effect for condition, F (1, 42) = 0.2, p = 0.7, and no species by condition interaction, F (1, 42) = 1.3, p = 0.3.
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There was not a significant correlation between post mood and HAI, r (41) = 0.2, p = 0.1. There was a negative correlation between HAI and stress, indicating that stress levels decreased while HAI increased, r (42) = -0.4, p = 0.02. There was a positive correlation between happiness and HAI indicating levels increased as HAI increased, r (42) = 0.3, p = 0.03.
Personality and Attitude Pearson correlations were calculated between HAIS-participant scores and the BFI scores. HAI and BFI-Openness were positively correlated, r (42) =0.2, p=0.2. There was a negative correlation between HAI and BFI-Conscientiousness, r (42) =-0.3, p=0.08. There was a negative correlation between HAI and BFI-Extraversion, r (42) =-0.1, p=0.4. In addition there was a positive correlation between HAI and BFI-Agreeableness, r (42) =0.07, p=0.7. Lastly there was a positive correlation between HAI and BFI-Neuroticism, r (42) =0.04, p=0.8.

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