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Correlational findings

Study Choi (2011): study NL 2009

Public:
Participants in a 9 day meditation retreat and controls, Netherlands, 2009
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 26
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
7 minute structured interviews, videotaped for later content-analysis

Correlate

Authors's label
9 day vipassana meditation retreat
Our Classification
Operationalization
Intensive vipassana meditation retreat: participants meditated fro 6.30 in the morning to 22.00 in the evening during 9 days
1: participants
0: controls without meditation experience
    matched for sexe, age and education

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-CA-m-rc-nvt-24-a DM = +               Happiness LEVEL       CHANGE
              T1         T2         T1-T2

Meditators    17,03      18,65      +1,62(ns)
Controls      18,52      17,26      -0,78
- difference  -1,49      +1,59      +3,08(01)
A-CA-m-rc-nvt-24-a D%sr = Meditators                          + 7,6%
Controls                            - 3,3%
- difference                        +12,8%
M-AO---mq-nvt-24-a DM = + p < .01 Meditators    20,77      22,85      +2,08(01)
Controls      21,92      21,85      -0,07
- difference  -1,15      +1,00      +2,15(01)
M-AO---mq-nvt-24-a = Meditators                          + 8,7%
Controls                            - 0,3%
- difference                        + 9,0%
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a DM = + Meditators     5,07      11,38      +6,31
Controls       9,09      11,08      +1,99
- difference  -4,02      +0,30      +4,32
A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a = Meditators                          + 6,2%
Controls                            - 1,8%
- difference                        + 8,0%

Time x group effects significant for all measures of happiness

T1: Directly before start of retreat
T2: Directly after end of retreat