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Correlational findings

Study Sheldon & Hoon (2006): study ZZ East-West pairs 2001

Public
University students, USA and Singapore, 200?
Sample
Respondents
N = 533
Non Response
6%
Assessment
Questionnaire: paper
!! USA: web-based, Singapore: paper-an-pencil

Correlate

Authors's Label
possible selves
Our Classification
Remarks
assessment of subjects' best and worse "possible selves" (Markus & Ruvolo, 1989)
Distribution
M = 1.21, SD = 1.09
Operationalization
Selfreport on 6 questions
- how close are you already to your most desired resp. feared possible self
- how likely is it that each self will come to be
- to what extent do you feel that you con control whether or not you will become each possible self

Rated 1 (not very) to 5 (extremly)

deleted 3rd question for feared possible self, recoded the others and averaged for composite measurement

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-AO-*-mq-*-7-a Beta = +.22 p < .01 Beta controlled for
- self-esteem