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Correlational findings

Study Diener & Seligman (2002): study US 1997

Public:
Undergraduate students, US, 199?
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 222
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Daily report of mood and activities during 51 days; peer ratings.

Correlate

Authors's label
Time spent with family, friends, and romantic partner
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self report of mean time spent with family, friends, and romantic partner.
Rating scale from 1 'no time' to 10 '8 hours per day'

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-AO---mqr-*-0-a = .12 p < .05               Mean time spent with family,
              friends, and parttner        
a 10% least happy         3.6     
b 27% close to average    4.5      
c 10% most happy          5.1
M-AO---mqr-*-0-a MCT = p < .05 a < b < c