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Correlational findings

Study Filipp & Klauer (1991): study XZ Germany West 1988

Public:
Cancer patients, followed 6 months after onset, Trier, 198?
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 332
Non Response:
not reported
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Correlate

Authors's label
Rumination
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport on questions concerning intrapsychic behaviours focusing on the disease and implying social withdrawal, e.g. causal reasoning and ruminating upon he disease itself
Rated on a numerical scale

Measured four times within one year:
T1: onset diagnosis
T2: 3 months after
T3: 6 months after

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-ASA-mi-mq-v-3-a r = +.32 p < .001 T1 happiness by T1 rumination A-ASA-mi-mq-v-3-a r = -.28 p < .001 T2 happiness by T2 rumination A-ASA-mi-mq-v-3-a r = -.47 p < .001 T3 happiness by T3 rumination A-ASA-mi-mq-v-3-a Beta = -.31 p < .01 T3 happiness by T1-T3 CHANGE in rumination A-ASA-mi-mq-v-3-a Beta = -.34 p < .01 T3 rumination by T1-T3 CHANGE in happiness A-ASA-mi-mq-v-3-a Beta = -.16 p < .01 T1 happiness by T1-T3 CHANGE in rumination A-ASA-mi-mq-v-3-a Beta = -.12 ns T1 rumination by T1-T3 CHANGE in happiness

T1-T3 CHANGE measured by controling correlation at T3 for T1 level