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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
Passive distraction and acceptance
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question about
passive behaviors to distracted one's attention from negative feelings, e.g. praying, trying to accept it as my fate, drinking coffe and eating something.

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 = -.03 ns Females A-TH-g-mq-th%-101-aa Beta = -.02 ns Males

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

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