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Correlational findings

Study Brunstein et al. (1998): study DE 1993 /1

Public:
University students, Germany, 199?, followed 4 month
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 127
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Questionaires in class at T1 and by mail at home at T2, T3 and T4. T1 + T2: Assesment of motivation with Picture Story Excercise. Next Ss listed two agentic goals and two communal goals they intended to pursue thoughout the current semester. Ss also rated their commitment of these goals and their attainability. T3+4: Ss rated how much progress they had made in achieving the goals listed at T1. Mood adjective checlist administrated at T1, T2, T3 and T4

Correlate

Authors's label
Agentic goal progress
Our Classification
Operationalization
At T1+2 Ss listed two agentic goals they intended to pursue during the current semester. They then rated their attainability to these goals on the following items:
-I have made a great deal of progress in the attempt of advancing this goal
-I have hardly made any progress in accomplishing this goal(Revese scoring)
-I have quite a lot of success in pursuing this goal
-Many of my efforts in realizing this goal have failed(Reverse scoring)

Rated: 1: strongly disagree to 5: strongly agree

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-AB-cw-mq-n-5-a r = +.22 p < .05 at T1+T2 A-AB-cw-mq-n-5-a r = +.40 p < .001 at T3+T4

No gender difference in any finding