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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
Socially undesirable events
Our Classification
Operationalization
Expertrating:
15 advanced clinical psychologie graduate students rated the social desirability of each event.
Scores were given for the number of socially desirable and undesirable events based on the events designated as such by the 15 judges. Events were coded as either desirable or undesirable when at least 10 of the 15 judges agreed on their ratings and no more than 1 judge gave the opposite rating. In this manner, 23 events were coded desirable and 30 undesirable; the remainder were called ambiguous and not included in these scores.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-a r = -.22 p < .001 O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-a rpc = -.28 p < .001 controlled for desirable events