Correlational findings

Study Vitterso et al. (2009): study NO 2005

Students and technical staff university, Norway, 2005
N = 30
Non Response
Interview: Computer Assisted Personal Interview (CAPI)
The study was conducted in a quiet room, containing a chair and a table with a computerscreen and a keyboard. Participants were taken to the room one by one, and told that the study was about happiness and quality of life, and that they had to answer some questions and conduct some tasks, all of which would be done in front of the computerscreen. The program first asked about background information (age, gender and whether the participants were right handed or left handed). Next the participants answered a series of commonly used subjective well-being questions, such as the Satisfaction With Life Scale and a one item happiness question, and a series of positive emotion and negative emotion items. Participants gave their answers by pressing the number keys on the keyboard as each item was presented on the screen. Finally participants did several recognition tasks.


Authors's Label
Personal growth
Our Classification
M= 3.80, SD= 0.44
Selfreport on 18 questions on:
A: Curiosity (5 items)
B: Flow (3 items)
C: Complexity (5 items)
D: Competence (5 items)  

Examples of the items are:
A: I enjoy trying to solve complex problems (curiosity)
B: When I am participating in an activity, I tend to get so involved that I lose track of time (flow)
C: I love to think up new ways of doing things (complexity)
D: I can perform a wide variety of tasks (competence)

1: totally disagree
5: totally agree

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-u-sq-v-4-j r = -.17 ns