Correlational findings

Study Magnus & Diener (1991): study US 1986

University students, USA, followed 4 years 1986-1990
N = 130
Non Response
Multiple assesment methods
Self-report questionnaires, peer reports, and experinece sampling.


Authors's Label
Peer satisfaction with life
Our Classification
At least seven informants for each participant: at least three from family members and three others from friends. Assessed at T1(1986) and T2(1990)
Ratings of informant on four questions:

Using the 1-5 scale below, indicate your agreement with each of the items by placing the appropriate number on the line preceding that item. Please be open and honest in your responding.
A  In most ways life is close to ideal
B  The conditions of life are excellent
C  He/she is satisfied with life
D  So far, he/she has gotten the important things he/she wants in life
E  If he/she could live life over, he/she would change nothing

Answers rated:
5  strongly agree
4  slightly agree
3  neither agree nor disagree
2  slightly disagree
1  strongly disagree

Computation: A+B+C+D+E divided by 5

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-FH-g-sq-n-11-a r = +.43 p < .05 T1 peer SWLS by T2 own happiness M-FH-g-sq-n-11-a r = +.52 p < .05 T2 peer SWLS by T2 happiness O-DT-u-sq-v-7-a r = +.53 p < .05 T2 peer SWLS by T1 happiness O-Sum-g-fi-?-7-a r = +.44 p < .05 T2 peer SWLS by T1 happiness A-AOL-g-rdp-v-10-a r = +.45 p < .05 T2 peer SWLS by T1 happiness A-AOL-g-rdp-v-10-a r = +.43 p < .05 T1 peer SWLS by T2 happiness

T1-T2 4 years interval