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Correlational findings

Study Sheldon & Lyubomirsky (2006a): study US 2001 /1

Public
Psychology students, USA, followed 12 weeks, 200?
Sample
Respondents
N =
Non Response
26%
Assessment
Questionnaire: Paper & Pencil Interview (PAPI)

Correlate

Authors's Label
Change in SWB
Our Classification
Operationalization
Happiness assessed at:
T1: at the beginning of the semester
T2: 6 weeks later
T3: 12 weeks later

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-AO-m-mq-v-5-a Beta = +.64 p < .01 T1 happiness by T2 happiness M-AO-m-mq-v-5-a Beta = +.48 p < .01 T1 happiness by T3 happiness

Beta's controlled for T1-T2 retrospective change in
- activity
- circumstances
M-AO-m-mq-v-5-a DM = T1 M = 3.99, SD = 0.42
T2 M = 3.99, SD = 0.42
T3 M = 3.98, SD = 0.45