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Correlational findings

Study Pettay (2008a): study US 2006

Public:
University students, Illinois, USA, 2007
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 796
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: web

Correlate

Authors's label
Stage of change in physical activity frequancy
Our Classification
Remarks
Combination of the following questions A: I currently exercise (yes/no) B: I intend to excersice in the next 6 months (yes/no) C: I currently excersise regularly (yes/no) D: I have excercised regularly for the past 6 months (yes/no) 1 = A no + B no 2 = A no + B yes 3 = A no + C no 4 = A yes + C yes + D no 5 = A yes + C yes +, E yes
Distribution
1: 4%, 2: 24%, 3: 20%, 4: 19%, 5: 33%
Operationalization
Self reports on questions about physical activity (full text not reported)
1: precontemplation
2: contemplation
3; preparation
4: action
5: maitenance

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Special Research Type Elaboration / Remarks M-CO-u-mq-v-5-bc MW = + ns none 2 (vs 1) M-CO-u-mq-v-5-bc MW = + ns none 3 (vs 2) M-CO-u-mq-v-5-bc MW = + ns none 4 (vs 3) M-CO-u-mq-v-5-bc MW = + p < .001 none 5 (vs 4) M-CO-u-mq-v-5-bc MW = + p < .001 none 5 (vs 1-4)

similar for males and females