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Correlational findings

Study Blauw (2014a): study NL 2012

Public:
Female university students, members of a sorority, The Netherlands, followed 1 year 2012-2013
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 170
Non Response:
1%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Happiness assessed at T1: before joining a year-club T2: one year afte:

Correlate

Authors's Label
T1 Happiness: Own outcome (lag)
Our Classification
Remarks
Assessed at T1: fall 2013 before joining club T2: Fall 2013: one year after joining club Data cohort 2012 only. N = 69
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question:
Here is ladder representing the 'ladder of life'. Let's suppose the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you; and the bottom, the worst possible life for you. On which step of the ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time?
10 best possible
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0 worst possible life

This question was followed (not preceded) by items on life 5 years ago and 5 years from now.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks C-BW-c-sq-l-11-c OLRC = +.56 ns T1 happiness by T2 happiness (one year lag)

OLRC controled for:
- happiness of clubmates at T1 and T2
- number of friends
- age
- highschool level
- income