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Correlational findings

Study Luhmann et al. (2014): study US 2013

Public:
18-79 aged, general public, USA, 2013
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 414
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: web

Correlate

Authors's label
Valence of thoughs when answering question on happiness
Our Classification
Remarks
The content of each thought was coded, i.e. assigned, to a domain (f.e. 'family') by 2 independent decoders to enable quantification of the answers. Domains were career, family, romantic relationships, friends, income, leisure, housing and health
Distribution
The number of sources mentioned had a Mean= 2.97 and S.D.=1.41.
Operationalization
After completion of the happiness measure respondents were asked to list thoughts/events they have been thinking about answering the happiness questions. R espondents were asked to indicate whether each response was positive. Negative, both or neither. The answers were later classified as:
a Purely positive
b Purely negative
c Ambivalent
d Neutral

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BW-g-mq-v-5-g b = - Negative toughts
- PA: b = -.15 (001)
- NA: b = +.20 (001)
A-BW-g-mq-v-5-g b = + Positive toughts
- PA: b = +.15 (001)
- NA: b = -.10 (005)
A-BW-g-mq-v-5-g b = - Ambivalent thoughts
- PA: b = +.01 (ns)
- NA: b = +.10 (001)
A-BW-g-mq-v-5-g b = - Neutral toughts
- PA: b = -.03 (ns)
- NA: b = +.07 (ns)
A-BW-g-mq-v-5-g = +.20 a+b+c+d