Correlational findings

Study Passmore et al. (2018): study CA 2017

Aged 17-40, undergraduate university students, Canada, 2017
Survey name
Unnamed study
N =
Non Response

Assessment not reported


Authors's Label
Net-intrinsic motivation
Our Classification
Error Estimates
SE b= .44
Source: Person-Activity Fit Index (Lyubomirsky 2007)
M=1.37; SD=1.22
Intrinsic motivation to engage in activities: which activities are of most value to an individual's well-being.
Selfreport on on the probability of engaging in 12 activities. Each activity is rated on a 7-point scale(1=not at all to 7=completely), for each of 5 reasons to why an individual might engage in the activity.
3 intrinsic reasons:  the activity would feel a)natural, b) enjoyable, c) valuable
2 extrinsic reasons:
a) not engaging would cause feelings of guilt and anxiety
b) situational pressures compel engagement in activity
An intrinsic motivation score was calculated by subtracting the average of the extrinsic ratings from the average of the intrinsic ratings for each item.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-AB-cm-mq-v-5-f r = +.37 p < .001 A-AB-cm-mq-v-5-f b = +.52 ns A-AB-cm-mq-v-5-f Beta = +.08 ns b and beta controlled for:
- implicit theories of well-being
- eudaimonic motives
- hedonic motives
- valuing happiness
- prioritizing positivity