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Correlational findings

Study Berry & Willingham (1997): study US 1992

Public:
University students, USA, 199?
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 303
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Assessment not reported, assumed questionnaire administered in class

Correlate

Authors's Label
Commitment in current relationship
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question on how committed they felt in current romantic relationship
1: not at all
:
9: very much

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BW-g-mq-v-5-a r = + s Positive affect: r = +.27 (01)
Negative affect: r = -.22 (01)

Correlation with Affect Balance not reported, but must be positive, since involved students feel more positive affect and less negative affect
A-BW-g-mq-v-5-a Beta = + Positive affect: Beta = +.22 (05)
Negative affect: Beta = -.10 (ns)

Beta's control positive affect for negative affect and negative affect for positive affect, which shows that the correlation is largely driven by positive affect.