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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
Happiness attitude at baseline
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self report on 13 items that cover four types of attitudes about happiness change:
(a) Happiness might be difficult to change
(b) Pursuing happiness is maladaptive
© Happiness is personally undeserved
(d) Happiness is an inappropriate goal.
All items scored from 1 (no agreement) to 5 (much agreement).  Scores on negative items were recoded.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-AO-c-mq-vt-0-a r = + p < .01       T1       T2        T3       T4
r   +.45     +.44      +.49     +.38

Happiness assessed at:
T1 baseline
T2 2 months follow-up
T3 4 months follow-up
T4 6 months follow-up