Research Methods

Research Methods

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  • Date Submitted: 11/25/2013 8:38 PM
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Effects of Seasonal Changes on Moods by Gender

Jessica Beauton

Albertus Magnus College

The purpose of this research study was to determine how seasonal changes affect variances in moods between males and females. Twenty participants from Albertus Magnus College anonymously completed twenty questionnaires. After all twenty questionnaires were received we calculated the data using SPSS in order to compare male and females responses according to each individual season. Results showed that for all four seasons there is no significance between the variances in male and female’s moods. On the other hand, fall is the only season supportive of female’s moods being more affected than males. However, it’s interesting that winter versus fall is completely opposite; males are more affected by winter while females are more affected by fall, whereas summer versus spring barely shows a difference between genders. Additional research should be conducted with a larger sample size in order to determine some significance between genders and their differences in moods per season.

Seasonal changes effects on moods and gender

Every year, millions of us feel our energy levels, spirits, and moods rise and fall as the days grow shorter or longer depending on the season. Without fail, our environment drastically changes four times every year along with bringing forth our ever-changing moods. Some individuals prefer cold winter wonderlands while others enjoy warm, lively summers. Whichever season an individual prefers researchers have spent countless years dedicating research investigating the affects seasons have on individual’s emotions, feelings, and moods. One key explanation researchers and medical practitioners have discovered is a condition called seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a kind of depression that occurs at a certain time of the year, usually in winter. It reduces your...

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