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Correlational findings

Study Ventegodt (1996): study DK 1993

Public:
31-33 aged, Denmark 1993, born in University Hospital in Copenhagen
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 4611
Non Response:
39%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Mailed questionnaire

Correlate

Authors's label
view of positive life
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self report on 21 questions:
a: Do you feel confortable in your body ?
b: Do you accept yourself as your are ?
c::Are you happy most of the time ?
d: Do you find life boring?
e: Do you have negative thoughts about your life several times a day ?
f: Do you often worry ?
g: Do you regret your actions ?
h: Do you often feel lonely ?
i: Do you sometimes think of committing suicide ?
j: Do you think that other people mostly speak well of you ?
k: Do you easily adjust to new situations ?
l: Do you take problems as a challenge ?
m: Do you feel your life is a success?
n: Do your thoughts, words and actions correspond ?
o: Do you feel free to choose what your life is going to be like ?
p: Do you feel happy and look forward to starting a new day when waking up in the morning?
q: Do you blame others for your unhappiness ?
r: Do you forgive others easily ?
s: Do you feel that fate has treated your badly ?
t: Do you feel that your life has meaning ?
u: Do you feel part of a geater unity ?

Rated:
2: yes
1: not sure
0: no

Scores recoded as:
1: 0-3 (negative)
2: 3,5-6
3: 6,5-8
4: 8,5-11
5: 11,5-13
6: 13,5-16
7: 16,5-18
8: 18,5-21(positive)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-AOL-m-sq-v-5-a r = +.63 p < .00 1: Mt=1.25
2: Mt=3.16
3: Mt=4.30
4: Mt=5.33
5: Mt=6.28
6: Mt=7.43
7: Mt=8.24
8: Mt=8.99
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-e r = +.66 p < .00 1: Mt=1.50
2: Mt=2.71
3: Mt=3.75
4: Mt=4.79
5: Mt=5.85
6: Mt=7.03
7: Mt=7.91
8: Mt=8.84
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-ha r = +.58 p < .00 1: Mt=2.00
2: Mt=3.46
3: Mt=4.45
4: Mt=5.01
5: Mt=5.64
6: Mt=6.56
7: Mt=7.35
8: Mt=8.28