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Correlational findings

Study Sheldon & Kasser (1998): study US 1998

Public:
Students, USA, 1998
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 154
Non Response:
59%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Correlate

Authors's label
goal progress
Our Classification
Operationalization
Participants had to list as many projects as they had at that moment concerning the time of the next semester, where project was defined as "goals and concerns that people think abour, plan for, carry out, and sometimes (though not always) complete or succeed at."

Then they selected the 5 most relevant projects.

12 times through the semester they were asked: "how much progress did you make during the five days since the last report?"

Rated 1(none) to 9(very much).

The ratings of all 5 projects were averaged per time period.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BD1-md-mq-v-7-a Beta = +.33 p < .001 Beta controlled for:
- person (dummy-coded)
- time of semester
- previous report's well-being