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Correlational findings

Study Sheldon & Lyubomirsky (2006a): study US 2001

Public:
Psychology students, USA, followed 12 weeks, 200?
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 669
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Correlate

Authors's label
change in wellbeing
Our Classification
Operationalization
Happiness assessed at:
1: at beginning of semester
2: 6 weeks later
3: 12 weeks later

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-AO-m-mq-v-5-a DM = - T1: M = 4.93, SD = 1.66
T2: M = 4.67, SD = 1.67
T3: M = 4.69, SD = 1.73
M-AO-m-mq-v-5-a Beta = +.66 p < .01 T1 happiness by T2 happiness M-AO-m-mq-v-5-a Beta = +.56 p < .01 T1 happiness by T3 happiness

Beta's controlled for retrospective T1-T2 change in
- activity
- circumstances