Correlational findings

Study Brown et al. (2009a): study US 2006

Participants in a mindfulness meditation course, USA, 200?
Survey name:
Unnamed study
N = 69
Non Response:
Questionnaire: paper
completed in a 1-hour single session


Authors's label
Desire discrepancy
Our Classification
Self report on 2 questions:
(1) Consider your present financial situation in relation to your wants or goals for yourself. How well does your financial situation right now approach what you want?
Rated 1 (not at all matches) to 7 (is better than what I want).
(2) Considering your present financial situation, how acceptable is the gap between what you have right now and what you want? Rated 1 (not at all acceptable) to 4 (fairly acceptable) to 7 (very acceptable) to 8 (there is no gap).
After reversion higher scores demonstrate larger desire discrepancy.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-AO---mq-v*-7-e r = -.35 p < .01