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Correlational findings

Study Chiriboga (1977): study US 1974

Public:
People in transition, metropolis, USA, 1974
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 179
Non Response:
19%
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Lengthy interviews

Correlate

Authors's label
Stress
Our Classification
Operationalization
48 item list of burdening life-events similar to schedules Holmes & Rahe (1967) and Horowitz(l976). Typical events are: "new job", "got married", and "loss of friends"

Subjects first indicated which of these events had happened to them in the last 3 years and how recently. They next
indicated their feelings about these events by answering to questions on each event ( "What were your feelings when it occurred: very happy, somewhat happy, somewhat unhappy,or very  
unhappy?" "Do you still think about the event:not at all=1, some=3, a lot=5?") Seven scores were derived from the responses:

a. Summed occurrence: Holmes & Rahe       weights( f.e. recent marriage 50       points)
b. Summed occurrence: Horowitz weights    (f.e. recent marriage 21 points)
c. Summed occurrence: each event one      point
d. Negative appreciation: number of       events experienced as unhappy
e. Positive appreciation: number of
   events experienced as happy
f. Negative preoccupation: still          thinking of negatively appreciated     events (sumscores)
g. Positive preoccupation: still         thinking of positively appreciated     events (sumscores)


Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-Sum-u-mq-*-0-a r = ns a.        life events of last year
O-Sum-u-mq-*-0-a r = ns           life events of 2-3 years ago
                              
O-Sum-u-mq-*-0-a r = ns           life events of up to 3 years ago
                  
O-Sum-u-mq-*-0-a r = -.18 p < .05 b.        life events of last year A-BB-cw-mq-v-4-d r = ns b.        life events of last year
O-Sum-u-mq-*-0-a r = ns           life events of 2-3 years ago O-Sum-u-mq-*-0-a r = -.20 p < .01           life events of up to 3 years ago
                     
O-Sum-u-mq-*-0-a r = ns c.        life events of last year O-Sum-u-mq-*-0-a r = ns           life events of 2-3 years ago
O-Sum-u-mq-*-0-a r = ns           life events up to 3 years ago
                
O-Sum-u-mq-*-0-a r = -.33 p < .01 d.        life events of last year A-BB-cw-mq-v-4-d r = -.23 p < .01 d.        life events of last year
O-Sum-u-mq-*-0-a r = -.26 p < .01           life events of 2-3 years ago A-BB-cw-mq-v-4-d r = -.16 p < .01           life events of 2-3 years ago
O-Sum-u-mq-*-0-a r = -.37 p < .01           life events up to 3 years ago
                         
A-BB-cw-mq-v-4-d r = -.23 p < .01           life events of up to 3 year ago
          
O-Sum-u-mq-*-0-a r = ns e.        life events of last year
O-Sum-u-mq-*-0-a r = ns           life events of 2-3 years ago
O-Sum-u-mq-*-0-a r = ns           life events of up to 3 years ago
                       
A-BB-cw-mq-v-4-d r = -.20 p < .01 f.        life events of last year
O-Sum-u-mq-*-0-a r = -.29 p < .01 f.        life events of last year
O-Sum-u-mq-*-0-a r = -.22 p < .01           life events  of 2-3 years ago
O-Sum-u-mq-*-0-a r = -.33 p < .01           life events of up to 3 years ago
                
A-BB-cw-mq-v-4-d r = -.20 p < .01           life events of up to 3 year ago
             
O-Sum-u-mq-*-0-a r = ns g.        life events of last year
O-Sum-u-mq-*-0-a r = ns           life events of 2-3 years ago
O-Sum-u-mq-*-0-a r = +.17 p < .05           life events of up to 3 years ago A-BB-cw-mq-v-4-d r = -.16 p < .01           life events of up to 3 year ago