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Correlational findings

Study Prizmic-Larsen et al. (2009): study HR 2005

Public:
Adults, general public, Croatia, 2005
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 900
Non Response:
31%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Structured interview at home by trained interviewers

Correlate

Authors's label
Cognitive engagement
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question about positive thinking to manage negative feelings such as e.g. thinking about positive things, thinking about things that are going well in life and putting things in perspective.

Rated on a 7-point numerical scale: (1='not at all' to 7='almost always')

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-TH-g-mq-th%-101-aa Beta = +.26 p < .01 Females A-TH-g-mq-th%-101-aa Beta = +.16 p < .01 Males


Beta's controlled for:

- Age
- Income
- Other coping style
  - Active distraction
  - Behavioral engagement
  - Venting and expressing affect
  - Passive distraction and acceptance
  - Rumination and withdraw
  - Waiting

Note:Same tendency for time being unhappy in opposite direction both Beta's ns)