Title

Factors affecting the extent of Monday blues: Evidence from a meta-analysis

Date of this Version

1-1-2011

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Details

Citation only.

Areni, C. S., Burger, M., & Zlatevska, N. (2011). Factors affecting the extent of Monday blues: Evidence from a meta-analysis. Psychological reports, 109(3), 723-733.

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2011 HERDC submission. FoR code: 150505, 170299

© Copyright Psychological Reports, 2011

ISSN

0033-2941

Abstract

A meta-analysis of 34 samples identified a small but reliable "Monday blues" effect (-.08 < or = d < or = -.06) in samples reporting current or real-time moods for each day of the week. However, the size of the effect in samples reporting recalled summaries of moods experienced over the course of a day varied depending on whether the sample involved university students or nonstudents. University students reporting recalled summaries of daily moods showed a large Monday blues effect (d = -.25), whereas married men who were not students reported smaller effects with greater variance (-.19 < or = d

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