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Correlational findings

Study Oishi & Sullivan (2006): study US 2000

Public:
New dating couples, followed 14 days, USA, 200?
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 158
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: web
Daily mood was reported on website at the end of the day during 14 days

Correlate

Authors's label
Earlier daily well-being
Our Classification
Error Estimates
Cronbach Aplha: .86
Distribution
M = 5,585
Operationalization
Selfreport on 2 questions by the end of the day during 14 days:
A)  How was today?
      1 terrible
      :
      7 excellent
B) How satisfied are you with your life today?
     1 very dissatisfied
     :
     7 very satisfied

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-AO-cw-mq-n-7-a DM = - ns                             males  females
Actual daily happiness  M = 5,63   5,55
Retrospective happiness M = 5,63   5,57
- difference               -0,01  -0.01

Retrospective happiness assessed after daily recording of daily happiness during 14 days using the same questions
M-AO-cw-mq-n-7-a r = +.77 p < .01 Males M-AO-md-mqr-n-7-a r = +.61 p < .01 Females