Findings on happiness in Brunstein et al. (1998): study DE 1993

Publication
Author(s)Brunstein, J.C.; Grässmann, R.; Schultheiss, O.C.
TitlePersonal Goals and Emotional Well-Being: The Moderating Role of Motive Dispositions.
SourceJournal of Personality and Social Psychology, 1998, Vol. 75, 494 - 508
Investigation
PublicUniversity students, Erlangen, Germany,199?
 German students enrolled in different faculties at the University of Erlangen. Psychology students were excluded.
 Year of data gathering not reported. Estimated 1993
Survey nameNot available
SampleNon-probability sample (unspecified)
 Students were paid for participation
Respondents N =98
 104 participated in the study and 6 were excluded for reasons.
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 And structured mood diary.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on 8 questions: ..how frequent one experienced in the past half day.. A happy B joyful C contented D cheerful E frustrated F sad G depressed H dissatisfied Rated 1: scarcely … 5: very frequently Summation: (A+B+C+D) - (E+F+G+H) Name: adapted from UWIST mood adjective checklist (Mathews et. al. 1990)
ClassificationA-AB-mp-mq-n-5-a
Author's labelInitial emotional wellbeing
Page in publication497-498
RemarksAssessed in the first session
Error estimatesCronbach alpha = .80
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Mean4.62
Standard deviation5.11


Full textSelfreport on 8 questions repeated every second day during 2 weeks: ..how frequent one experienced in the past half day.. A happy B joyful C contented D cheerful E frustrated F sad G depressed H dissatisfied Rated 1: scarcely … 5: very frequently Summation: (A+B+C+D) - (E+F+G+H) Name: adapted from UWIST mood adjective checklist (Mathews et. al. 1990)
ClassificationA-AB-mp-mqr-n-5-a
Author's labelDaily emotional wellbeing
Page in publication497-498
RemarksAverage of 12 observations: two times in every second day for 2 weeks (6 days*2 administrations= 12 occasions)
Error estimatesCronbach alpha = .92
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Mean5.57
Standard deviation3.65


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Agentic needM15abCurrent motivation
Communal needM15abCurrent motivation
Daily emotional well beingH07ab02eA-AB by A-ARE
Daily emotional well beingH04ab01aRecent happiness (< 1 year ago), also classified as above ↑
Predominant motive disposition: agentic over communalM15abCurrent motivation
Progress in agentic goalsL07ac02Perceived realization of life-goals
Progress in communal goalsL07ac02Perceived realization of life-goals