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Correlational findings

Study Moum (1988): study NO Nord-Trøndelag 1984

Public:
20+ aged, general public, Noth Trondelag county, followed 2 years, Norway, 1984-1986
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 622
Non Response:
20%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Mailed questionnaire

Correlate

Authors's label
Resignation
Our Classification
Operationalization
Index of 4 closed questions, having the
same content but phrased pairswise
positively or negatively.
1 If people stopped complaining about
  everything, everybody would be better
  of.
2 You have to learn how to let others
  know you're not satisfied, or else
  there'll be no improvements.
3 You have to content yourself with
  what you've got, otherwise you'll
  just be disappointed and bitter.
4 If you're not satisfied, it is
  important to let others know about
  it.
Questions rated on a 5 point scale. 1: disagree completely,..5: agree completely. Scores of questions 2 and 4 were then subtracted from the summed score of questions 1 and 3.
Administered at T3.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLu-c-sq-n-8-a r = + happiness at T1          r= +.14
happiness at T2          r= +.21
happiness at T3          r= +.16