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Correlational findings

Study Csikszentmihalyi & Hunter (2003): study US 1998

Public:
Teenagers, USA, 199?
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 828
Non Response:
Assessment:
Experience sampling
minimal 15 observations in one week

Correlate

Authors's Label
Age
Our Classification
Remarks
Participants were beeped at random moments eight times a day from 7:30 am to 10:30 pm for one week. At each beep they answered questions about: a: what activity they where doing on the moment b: whom they were with c: how they felt at that moment (various feelings, one of which happiness)
Distribution
Range: 10-18
Operationalization
Age in years

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-ARE-mi-sqr-n-7-a F = +6.6 p < .0001 Happiness decreases though the teenage years; it reaches its lowest point by age 16, and then shows a small recovery by age 18