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Correlational findings

Study Forti & Huyg (1983): study US Louisiana 1977

Public:
Catholic nuns, re-organized cloister, followed 4 years, Louisiana, USA, 1977-1981
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 137
Non Response:
T1: 18%, T2: 14%, T3: 23%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Correlate

Authors's label
Anxiety
Our Classification
Operationalization
Index of closed questions, rated on a 2-point scale, ranging from (0) True to (1) False. (order reversed)
a.  No more nervous than most other       people
b.  Keyed up most of the time
c.  Can't keep mind on one thing very     long
d.  Bothered by things not a bother to    others
e.  Worrying about something most of      the time
f.  Calm - don't get upset easily
g.  Anxious about someone/somthing        almost all of the time
h.  Happy most of the time
i.  Nervous some days - can't sit still     very long
j. Hard time keeping mind on work/task
k. Don't worry about what other people     think about me any more than most     people
l. Take things hard (get hurt easily)
m. Life a strain much of the time
n. At times think I'm just no good at    all
o. Lack faith in self
p. Feel useless at times
q. Things upset me easier than most      people
r. So many problems feel couldn't        handle
s. Feel about to go to pieces
t. Deny trouble/difficult problem

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-u-sq-f-7-a r =
        T1: 1977      T2: 1979      T3: 1981

a.      +.03 (ns)     +.03 (ns)     +.32 (01)

b.      -.18 (01)     -.45 (01)     -.40 (01)
c.      -.02 (ns)     -.02 (ns)     -.06 (ns)

d.      -.05 (ns)     -.14 (05)     -.14 (05)

e.      -.26 (01)     -.24 (01)     -.34 (01)

f.      +.20 (01)     +.21 (01)     +.35 (01)
g.      -.10 (ns)     -.23 (01)     -.30 (01)

h.      +.43 (01)     +.35 (01)     +.44 (01)
i.      -.03 (ns)     +.01 (ns)     -.23 (01)

j.     -.10 (ns)     -.08 (ns)     -.19 (01)
k.     +.25 (01)     +.16 (05)     +.22 (01)


l.     -.23 (01)     -.18 (01)     -.24 (01)
m.     -.36 (01)     -.37 (01)     -.53 (01)
n.     -.34 (01)     -.16 (05)     -.34 (01)

o.     -.31 (01)     -.35 (01)     -.29 (01)
p.     -.34 (01)     -.17 (05)     -.33 (01)
q.     -.20 (01)     -.20 (01)     -.29 (01)

r.     -.17 (05)     -.23 (01)     -.42 (01)

s.     -.25 (01)     -.12 (ns)     -.24 (01)
t.     +.02 (ns)     -.09 (ns)     -.05 (ns)
All variables assessed at T1, T2, and T3. Correlation concerns same time measures.