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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
Venting and expressing affect
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question about behavior in which people verbally or physically express their active states e.g.letting own feelings out by expressing them, and talking to someone about these feelings.

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 = -.05 ns Females A-TH-g-mq-th%-101-aa Beta = -.01 ns Males

Beta's controlled for:
- Age
- Income
- Other coping style
  - Active distraction
  - Cognitive engagement
  - Behavioral engagement
  - Passive distraction and acceptance
  - Rumination and withdraw
  - Waiting

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