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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
Progress in goal achievement
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self report on questions about degree of progress
a) Advancement:
   - I have made a great deal of progress concerning this goal.
   - I have hardly made any progress in the attempt of advancing in this goal.
b) Outcome:
   - I have had quite a lot of success in pursuing this goal.
   - Many of my efforts in carrying out this goal have failed.
c) Obstacles:
   - Many things happened that have obstructed this goal.
   - It is much harder than I thought to materialize this goal.

Rating
7-point scale
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 = +.26 ns T2 goal progress by T1 happiness (4 weeks interval) M-AO-c-mq-n-7-a r = +.46 p < .001 T2 goal progress by T2 happiness M-AO-c-mq-n-7-a r = +.54 p < .001 T2 goal progress by T3 happiness (6 weeks interval) M-AO-c-mq-n-7-a r = +.47 p < .001 T2 goal progress by T4 happiness (10 weeks interval) O-SLW-c-mq-n-7-a r = +.22 ns T3 goal progress by T1 happiness (10 weeks interval) M-AO-c-mq-n-7-a r = +.34 p < .01 T3 goal progress by T2 happiness (6 weeks interval) M-AO-c-mq-n-7-a r = +.55 p < .001 T3 goal progress by T3 happiness O-SLW-c-mq-n-7-a r = +.55 p < .001 T3 goal progress by T4 happiness (4 weeks interval) O-SLW-c-mq-n-7-a r = +.16 ns T4 goal progress by T1 happiness (14 weeks interval) O-SLW-c-mq-n-7-a r = +.28 p < .01 T4 goal progress by T2 happiness (10 weeks interval) O-SLW-c-mq-n-7-a r = +.43 p < .001 T4 goal progress by T3 happiness (4 weeks interval) O-SLW-c-mq-n-7-a r = +.61 p < .001 T4 goal progress by T4 happiness