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Correlational findings

Study Wamsteker et al. (2003): study NL 2000

Public:
Obese persons, treated with meal substitutes, The Netherlands, 2000
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 66
Non Response:
?
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Correlate

Authors's label
Happiness following diet
Our Classification
Operationalization
Low Calory Diet (LCD) using meal suplements. 800-1000 kilocalories a day.
Ss visited a dietist every week
T1: week before diet
T2: week 9

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-TH-cm-sq-v-5-a DM = + p < .007              M           SD
T1:          75,9        18,2
T2:          80,8        12,9
- difference +5,1
M-TH-cm-sq-v-5-a D% = + Been happy person      T1       T2
- all of the time      30.3     24,2
- most of the time     31,8     51,5
- some of the time     10,6     13,6
- a little of the time 25,8      9,1
- none of the time      1,5      1,5
M-TH-cm-sq-v-5-a D% = T1-T2 CHANGE of happiness
worse      no change     better
33%          6%           62%