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Correlational findings

Study Conner & Reid (2012): study NZ 2010

Public:
Psychology students participating in mood tracking experiment, New Zealand, 2010
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 162
Non Response:
Assessment:
Experience sampling
Participants received 1, 3, or 6 text messages each day for 13 days based on their randomly assigned condition.

Correlate

Authors's label
happiness tracking treatment
Our Classification
Operationalization
Participants received  text messages
each day for 13 days based on their randomly assigned condition. Each text contained three questions to tap their momentary happiness.
1: one message a day
2: three messages a day
3: six messages a day

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-AO-m-mqr-n-9-a b = +00 p < .36 All
- No main effect over time
- No difference between 1, 3 or 6 reports a day
- no time-group interaction

Positive among students low on
- depression
- neuroticism
Negative among students high on
- depression
- neuroticism
M-AO-m-mqr-n-9-a D%sr = +/- Change momentary happiness over 13 days among
                 low depressive high depressive
1 report a day   D%sr = -2%     D%sr = +3%
3 reports a day  D%sr = +2%     D%sr = +0%
6 reports a day  D%sr = +2%     D%sr = -3%
M-AO-m-mqr-n-9-a D%sr = +/- Change momentary happiness over 13 days among
                 low neurotic   high neurotic
1 report a day   D%sr = -3%     D%sr = +4%(s)
3 reports a day  D%sr = +3%(s)  D%sr = -1%
6 reports a day  D%sr = +1%     D%sr = -2%

D%sr estimated from pictures