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

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Journal Article
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Psychological reports, 2011, 109 (3), pp. 723 - 733
Issue Date:
2011-12
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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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