# 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: Conputer Assisted Web Interview (CAWI)
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
Remarks
Rated at T2, T3 and T4
Operationalization
Self report on questions about degree of progress
- 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 = +.26 ns T2 goal progress by T1 happiness (4 weeks interval) M-AO-c-mq-n-7-a = +.46 p < .001 T2 goal progress by T2 happiness M-AO-c-mq-n-7-a = +.54 p < .001 T2 goal progress by T3 happiness (6 weeks interval) M-AO-c-mq-n-7-a = +.47 p < .001 T2 goal progress by T4 happiness (10 weeks interval) O-SLW-c-mq-n-7-a = +.22 ns T3 goal progress by T1 happiness (10 weeks interval) M-AO-c-mq-n-7-a = +.34 p < .01 T3 goal progress by T2 happiness (6 weeks interval) M-AO-c-mq-n-7-a = +.55 p < .001 T3 goal progress by T3 happiness O-SLW-c-mq-n-7-a = +.55 p < .001 T3 goal progress by T4 happiness (4 weeks interval) O-SLW-c-mq-n-7-a = +.16 ns T4 goal progress by T1 happiness (14 weeks interval) O-SLW-c-mq-n-7-a = +.28 p < .01 T4 goal progress by T2 happiness (10 weeks interval) O-SLW-c-mq-n-7-a = +.43 p < .001 T4 goal progress by T3 happiness (4 weeks interval) O-SLW-c-mq-n-7-a = +.61 p < .001 T4 goal progress by T4 happiness