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Correlational findings

Study Strack et al. (1985): study XZ Germany West 1982

Public:
Students translater school, West-Germany, 1982
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 51
Non Response:
?
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Correlate

Authors's label
Positive reminiscence
Our Classification
Operationalization
Subjects were asked to think about either their present or past life (experimental variation) and then to write down 3 events that were either very positive and pleasant or very negative and unpleasant. (short, only 1/3th of legal size page was provided for each event). Then they were asked to rate their happiness.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-Sum-u-mq-n-11-a DMt = Happiness scores after thinking about:
POSITIVE EVENT
-in the past    Mt=6.5 bc
-in the present Mt=7.9 a
NEGATIVE EVENT
-in the past    Mt=7.5 ac
-in the present Mt=6.1 b

Means with a common subscript do not differ significantly (.05) on a directional t-test.