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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
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)