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Correlational findings

Study Evans & Huxley (2005): study GB 1999

Public:
18-65 aged, differing in mental health, followed 2 years, UK, 1999-2001
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1912
Non Response:
Non-response at T1: 83% Drop-out at T2: 50%)
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Mailed questionnaires at T1 and T2

Correlate

Authors's label
Adaptation
Our Classification
Operationalization
Comparison of T1-T2 changes in
- desired changes
- observed changes
in 7 aspects of life situation

T1-T2 IMPROVEMENT OF SITUATION
A Aspiration: wants better at T2, not at T1
B Aspiration: wants better both at T1 and T2
C Consistent: does not want better either at T1 or T2
D Consistent: wanted better at T1, but not at T2

T1-T2 STABLE SITUATION
E Aspiration: wants better at T2, not at T1
F Consistent: wants better both at T1 and T2
F Consistent: does not want better either at T1 or T2
G: Resignation: wanted better at T1, but not at T2

T1-T2 DETERIORATION OF SITUATION
H  Consistent: wants better at T2, not at T1
I  Consistent: wants better both at T1 and T2
J  Resignation: does not want better either at T1 or T2
K  Resignation: wanted better at T1, but not at T2

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-a b = -16 p < .0001 Aspirations O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-a b = +.15 p < .0001 Resignation

B's controled for:
- T1 happiness
O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-a b = -46 p < .0001 Objective changes in depressed
T1-T2 INCREASE in depressed by T2 happiness
O-DT-u-sqt-v-7-a b = +47 p < .0001 Objective changes in stopped depressed
T1-T2 INCREASE in stopped depressed by T2 happiness

B's controled for:
- T1 happiness
- T1 Depressed status (good, moderate, poor)
- T1 objective conditions