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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
Well-being over time
Our Classification
Remarks
Assessed with 4 week intervals at T1, T2, T3 and T4
Distribution
Satisfaction with life measured by substracting scores on depressed mood from scores on elated mood (the original scores are divided by 4).
M = T1: 5.42, T2 = 5.39, T3: 6.99, T4: 6.03
SD = T1: 1.09, T2: 1.44, T3: 0.18, T4: 0.50
Operationalization
Selfreport on 10 questions:

A  8 questions about current mood
… extent to which moods were experienced during the past few days (full text not reported}
a happy
b  joyful
c  pleased
d  confident
e  sad
f  depressed
g  frustrated
h  anxious
Rated: 1  not at all   … 7  very frequently

B  2 questions on life satisfaction
a  At present I am completely satisfied with my life
b  In the near future a lot of things will have to change before I feel satisfied with my life
Rated: 1  completely disagree  .. 7  completelt agree

Computation: (A+B)/2

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-AO-c-mq-n-7-a r = +.50 p < .001 T1 happiness by T2 happiness (4 weeks interval) M-AO-c-mq-n-7-a r = +.42 p < .001 T1 happiness by T3 happiness (10 weeks interval) M-AO-c-mq-n-7-a r = +.41 p < .001 T1 happiness by T4 happiness (14 weeks interval) M-AO-c-mq-n-7-a r = +.59 p < .001 T2 happiness by T3 happiness (6 weeks interval) O-SLW-c-mq-n-7-a r = +.50 p < .001 T2 happiness by T4 happiness (10 weeks interval) M-AO-c-mq-n-7-a r = +.66 p < .001 T3 happiness by T4 happiness (4 weeks interval)