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Correlational findings

Study Brunstein (1993): study DE 1988

Public:
Students, Germany, 1988, followed 14 weeks
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 97
Non Response:
9
Assessment:
Questionnaire: web
T1 intructions were carried out in group sessions, T2-T4 intructions were mailed to the subjects and they were to reply.

Correlate

Authors's label
Attainability of personal goals
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self report on questions about degree of attainability
a) Opportunity:
   - I have many opportunities in my everyday life to work on this goal.
   - I don't have much time in my everyday life to work on this goal.
b) Control:
   - It depends totally on me whether this goal is fulfilled or not.
   - Whether this goal is accomlished or not substantially depends on external factors that are not under my personal control.
c) Support:
   - Concerning this goal, I can definitely rely on support of those close to me.
   - Those close to me have no understanding for this goal.

Rating
1: completely disagree
:
7: completely agree

Summation:
For the different questions a mean was calculated by averaging scores across students' assessments of the questions on the six personal goals

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-AO-c-mq-n-7-a r = +.19 ns T1 goal attainability by T1 happiness M-AO-c-mq-n-7-a r = +.39 p < .001 T1 goal attainability by T2 happiness (4 weeks interval) M-AO-c-mq-n-7-a r = +.28 ns T1 goal attainability by T3 happiness (10 weeks interval) M-AO-c-mq-n-7-a r = +.27 ns T1 goal attainability by T4 happiness (14 weeks interval) M-AO-c-mq-n-7-a r = +.26 ns T3 goal attainability by T1 happiness (10 weeks interval) O-SLW-c-mq-n-7-a r = +.50 p < .001 T3 goal attainability by T2 happiness (6 weeks interval) O-SLW-c-mq-n-7-a r = +.37 p < .001 T3 goal attainability by T3 happiness O-SLW-c-mq-n-7-a r = +.38 p < .001 T3 goal attainability by T4 happiness (4 weeks interval)