Findings on happiness in Kehr (2003): study DE 2000

Author(s)Kehr, H.M.
TitleGoal Conflicts, Attainment of New Goals, and Well-Being Among Managers.
SourceJournal of Occupational Health Psychology, 2003,195 - 208
DOIDOI: 10.1037/1076-8998.8.3.195
PublicManagers participating in a personality development course, Germany, 2000
 75% male, mean age = 39
Collect period5 months
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleNon-probability self-selected
 Participants were recruited in the context of a self-management training program that was organised at the University of Munich
Respondents N =99
 original sample n = 158
Non ResponseNot available
 drop out 37 %
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
General remarksYear of data gathering not reported, assumed 2000
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on 16 questions How often have you recently experienced the following moods? A happy B joyful C pleased D excellent E energetic F active G cheery H vigorous I dejevted J distressed K sad L depressed M limp N unmotivated O sluggish P inert Rated 1 never : 7 very frequently Computation: (A+B+C+D+E+F+G+H) - (I+J+K+L+M+N+O+P)
RemarksMean score at baseline computed by WDH team
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 16 - 112On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
goal attainment time 3L07aa03Later life-goals
goal attainment time 3L07ac02Perceived realization of life-goals, also classified as above ↑
goal conflict time 3L07ab04Conflict among life goals
training program for enhancing goalsetting techniquesH16ac05Effects of happiness-training