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Correlational findings

Study Yardley & Rice (1991): study US 1988

Public:
University students, State University of New York at Buffalo, followed 10 weeks, 198?
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 65
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Questionnaire completed in class

Correlate

Authors's label
Well being (SWB)
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self report five questions (Diener's satisfaction with life scale)

a In most ways my life is close to my ideal.
b The conditions of my life are excellent.
c I am satisfied with my life.
d So far I have gotten the important things I want in life.
e If I could live my life over, I would change almost nothing

Assessed at T1 and T2 (10 weeks difference)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BD1-md-mq-v-7-a r = +.48 p < .001 T1 Mood by T1 SWB A-BD1-md-mq-v-7-a r = +.42 p < .001 T1 Mood by T2 SWB A-BD1-md-mq-v-7-a r = +.48 p < .001 T1 Mood by T2 Mood A-BD1-md-mq-v-7-a r = +.50 p < .001 T1 SWB by T2 SWB A-BD1-md-mq-v-7-a r = +.22 p < .05 T1 SWB by T2 Mood A-BD1-md-mq-v-7-a r = +.64 p < .001 T2 Mood by T2 SWB A-BD1-md-mq-v-7-a rpc = +.40 p < .001 T1 SWB by T2 SWB controling T1 mood and T2 mood A-BD1-md-mq-v-7-a rpc = +.57 p < .001 T2 Mood by T2 SWB controling T1 mood and T2 SWB A-BD1-md-mq-v-7-a Beta = -.05 ns T1 Mood by T2 SWB controling T1 SWB and T2 mood
Direct path insignificant
A-BD1-md-mq-v-7-a rpc = +.19 p < .05 Indirect path T1 Mood to T1 SWB to T2 SWB A-BD1-md-mq-v-7-a Beta = +.27 p < .05 Indirect path T1 Mood to T2 Mood to T2 SWB A-BD1-md-mq-v-7-a =