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Correlational findings

Study Sheldon et al. (2010): study US 2008

Public:
University community members participating in happiness training, USA, 200?
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 180
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: web
1st assessment in laboratory, follow-up assessments via the internet

Correlate

Authors's Label
Intervention to pursue need-satisfying goals
Our Classification
Remarks
T1 Baseline questionnaires, then brainstorming about possible goals. Then list goals to pursue over the next 6 months. T2, T4, T6 Follow-up at two, four and six months months; questionnaires on happiness, goal progress.
Distribution
N per group ranged 44-47
Operationalization
Paticipants were randomly assigned to treatment (1) A,B,C or controls (2).

TREATMENT
1A. Set goals to increase feeling of autonomy.
1B. Set goals to increase competence.
1C. Set goals to increase relatedness in life.

CONTROL
0. Set goals to improve life circumstances.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-AO-c-mq-vt-*-a DM = + ns Happiness LEVEL             Happiness CHANGE
T1     T2     T3    T4      T4 - T1
4.78   4.78   5.02  5.18    +0.40

Hapiness assessed at:
T1 = baseline
T2 = 2 months follow-up
T3 = 4 months follow-up
T4 = 6 months follow-up
M-AO-c-mq-vt-*-a Beta = + ns Happiness Change T2-T1  T3-T1  T4-T1
                 
                 +0.04  +0.04  +0.02

Beta's adjusted for
- baseline happiness
- current goal progress
- treatment x progress

Hapiness assessed at:
T1 = baseline
T2 = 2 months follow-up
T3 = 4 months follow-up
T4 = 6 months follow-up
M-AO-c-mq-vt-*-a D%sr = + ns Scale range -3 to +9            T4-T1  + 3,3%

Hapiness assessed at:
T1 = baseline
T4 = 6 months follow-up