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Correlational findings

Study Headey & Wearing (1981): study AU AU Victoria 1978 /1

Public:
Adults, general public, Melbourne, Australia, followed 25 months 1978-1981
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 184
Non Response:
0
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Correlate

Authors's Label
Change in satisfaction with self fulfullment
Our Classification
Remarks
Both Happiness (ABS) and self fulfillment were assessed at T1 and T2 (25 month interval)
Operationalization
Index of 6 single questions on satisfaction with:
a: The sense of purpose and meaning in your life
b: What are you accomplishing in your life
c: How intersting is your day-to-day-life
d: Extent to which you are developing yourself and broadening your life
e: Extent to which you are achieving succes and getting ahead
f: How exciting is your life
All scored on a 1-9 D-T rating scale, summation by average.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a Beta = +.38 p < .001 T1-T2 CHANGE in happiness by T1-T2 CHANGE in satisfaction with self fulfillment A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a Beta = +.20 p < .05 T1-T2 CHANGE in happiness by T1-T2 CHANGE in self fulfillment.
Beta controlled for satisfaction with
- sex life
- health
- house
- standard of living
- friends
- leisure