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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
Distribution
Mean score, assessed at baseline 3.25 (SD 0.65)
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-*-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