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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
circumstantial change
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport of circumstantial change over last 6 weeks on a 5-point-scale ranging from 1 (no positive change) to 5 (much positive change)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-AO-m-mq-v-5-a DM = M-AO-m-mq-v-5-a Beta = +.10 p < .01 T1 - T2 retrospective change in circumstances by T2 happiness M-AO-m-mq-v-5-a Beta = +.01 ns T1 - T2 retrospective change in circumstances by T3 happiness

Beta's controlled for
- T1 happiness (indicating change in happiness)
- retrospective T1-T2 change in activity