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Correlational findings

Study Block & Zautra (1981): study US Arizona 1979

Public:
General public, 3 cities, Arizona, USA, 1979
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 537
Non Response:
11 %
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview

Correlate

Authors's label
Negative Events
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfrating:
Life events were assessed with a 65-item inventory developed by revising the SRRS (Holmes and Rahe 1967) and adding positive life event

Ss were asked two questions about each event listed on the directory
-first, whether the event had taken  place in their lives, during the past year.
-second, to rate, whether the event turned out positive (PE), negative, (NE), had both positive and negative outcomes or had no effect on them.
Events rated as having both positive and negative outcomes were not scored for PE and NE (about 10%).

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-a r = -.26 p < .00