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Correlational findings

Study Sheldon & Elliot (1999): study US 1994 /2

Public:
18+ aged, students followed 3 months, USA, 199?
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 73
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
T1, T6, T11: take-home pakets of questionnaires T2-T5, T7-T10: in-class questionnaires

Correlate

Authors's label
Semester attainment
Our Classification
Operationalization
At the beginning of the semester participants named 3 goals "that we tthink about, plan for, carry out, and sometimes (though not always) complete or succeed at"

8 times during semester participants answered for all 3 goals the question how effective they felt in goal pursuing

Rated 1 (not well at all) to 7 (very much)

semester attainment variable was formed by averaging the 12 ratings

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-AO-cm-mq-v*-12-a r = +.36 p < .05 T1 happiness by T2-T5 + T7-T10 aggregated attainment M-AO-cm-mq-v*-12-a r = +.46 p < .05 T6 happiness by T2-T5 + T7-T10 aggregated attainment M-AO-cm-mq-v*-12-a Beta = +.28 p < .01 T11 happiness by T2-T5 + T7-T10 aggregated attainment
Beta controlled for:
- T1 happiness (indicating CHANGE in happiness)
- Self-concordance
- Interaction between self-concordance and semester-attainment
M-AO-cm-mq-v*-12-a Beta = +.19 p < .056 T11 happiness by T2-T5 + T7-T10 aggregated attainment
Beta controlled for:
- T1 happiness (indicating CHANGE in happiness)
- need satisfaction


Happiness assessed at: T1: at beginning of semester, T6: 6 weeks later, T11: another 6 weeks later
M-AO-cm-mq-v*-12-a Beta = +.23 p < .01 T6 happiness by interaction of T2-T5 + T7-T10 aggregated goal attainment and self-concordance of that goal

Beta controlled for:
- T1 happiness
- self-concordance
- goal attainment