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The effects of weather on daily mood: a multilevel approach.
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PMID:  18837616     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The present study examines the effects of six weather parameters (temperature, wind power, sunlight, precipitation, air pressure, and photoperiod) on mood (positive affect, negative affect, and tiredness). Data were gathered from an online diary study (N = 1,233), linked to weather station data, and analyzed by means of multilevel analysis. Multivariate and univariate analyses enabled distinction between unique and shared effects. The results revealed main effects of temperature, wind power, and sunlight on negative affect. Sunlight had a main effect on tiredness and mediated the effects of precipitation and air pressure on tiredness. In terms of explained variance, however, the average effect of weather on mood was only small, though significant random variation was found across individuals, especially regarding the effect of photoperiod. However, these individual differences in weather sensitivity could not be explained by the Five Factor Model personality traits, gender, or age.
Jaap J A Denissen; Ligaya Butalid; Lars Penke; Marcel A G van Aken
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Emotion (Washington, D.C.)     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1528-3542     ISO Abbreviation:  Emotion     Publication Date:  2008 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-10-07     Completed Date:  2009-01-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101125678     Medline TA:  Emotion     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  662-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Personality Development, Humboldt-University, Berlin, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Fatigue / psychology
Middle Aged
Multivariate Analysis
Young Adult

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