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Correlational findings

Study Headey et al. (1984a): study AU 1978

Public:
18-65 aged, general public, followed 3 years, Melbourne, Australia, 1979-80
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 184
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Correlate

Authors's label
Life events
Our Classification
Operationalization
Adapted Psychiatric Epidemiology Research Interview ( PERI, Dohrenwend 1978). This scedule involves 74 possible life-events of which Ss indicate whether it happened, when and how often.                             Typical events are: failed exam, got new job, suffered injury, took up new hobby.                                 The scores were weighted and summed.
Administered at T2. Timeframe T1-T2
(26 months)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a Beta = +.24 p < .01 All events A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a Beta = +.12 ns Favourable events A-BB-cm-mq-v-2-a Beta = -.17 p < .05 Adverse events                                 

Happiness T2 by events between T1-T2, controling T1 happiness.
ß's can be interpreted as indicating the effects of live-events on CHANGE IN HAPPINESS.