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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 = 204
Non Response:
26%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Correlate

Authors's label
Activity change
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport on change over the last 6 weeks:
a the extent to with they have experienced activity change
b extent the goals, projects or strivings changed
c extent the diet, exercise, or other self-maintenance activiity changed
d extent the conscieous attitudes or mental approach to life changed

computation: average a, b, c and d

Classification
Group1: activity change above 1 SD, circumstancial change at the sample mean
Group2: activity change at the sample mean, circumstancial change above 1 SD

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 = +.19 p < .01 T2 retrospective activity change by T2 happiness M-AO-m-mq-v-5-a Beta = +.19 p < .01 T2 retrospective activity change by T3 happiness

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