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Correlational findings

Study Oishi et al. (2007a): study US 2002

Public:
Students, University of Illinois, USA, 200?
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 193
Non Response:
Not reported.
Assessment:
Experience sampling

Correlate

Authors's label
Event Balance
Our Classification
Operationalization
Number of 20 specific objective positive events experienced minus the number of objective negative events; scores ranging from -9 to +10. Events not reported.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BD2-md-mq-v-7-a DM = - Balance of positive and negative events among:
- very happy               1.3  (N=25)
- happy                    2.9  (N=42)
             Difference   -1.6

- moderately happy         1.5  (N=75)
- slightly happy           0.4  (N=43)
- unhappy                  0.6  (N=8)
A-BD2-md-mq-v-7-a Beta = +.38 p < .001 Positive linear relation, but the very happy have a lower balance than the happy.


Control variables not reported.