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Correlational findings

Study Arnold et al. (2006): study NL 2001

Public:
COPD patients, before and after 20 week rehabilitation programme, Netherlands, 2001-2002
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 65
Non Response:
21
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Patients filled questionnaires at the beginning (T1) and at the end (T2) of the program. The length of the programme varied, with the average duration being 20 weeks ( SD=11.2)

Correlate

Authors's label
Mastery
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport on 7 questions such as:
- I have little control over the things that happen to me
- I can do just anything I really set my mind to do

Pearlin and Schooler (1978) Mastery Scale. Range 7-35

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a r = +.06 ns T1 control belief by T2 happiness C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a Beta = -.13 ns Beta controled for:
- age, gender
- T1 happiness (indicating CHANGE in happiness)
C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a r = +.24 ns T1-T2 CHANGE in control belief by T2 happiness C-BW-c-sq-l-11-a Beta = +.33 p < .054 Beta controled for
- age
- gender
- T1 happiness (indicating CHANGE in happiness)

T1-T2: before-after 20 week rehabilitation program