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Correlational findings

Study Lichter et al. (1980): study NZ 1978

Public:
Adults, trainees and controls, followed 10 weeks, Dunedin, New Zealand, 1978
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 23
Non Response:
15%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Administered at beginning, after a 4-weeks course and 6 weeks later.

Correlate

Authors's label
Beliefs about self
Our Classification
Operationalization
28-item index with 4 response categories. Typical items are:
- I choose my emotions and feelings
- I believe my personality is fixed
- I am ready to try out new   experiences

Assessed at the start (T1) and the end (T2) of a course on happiness and mental health.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BK-cm-mq-v-5-b r = +.80 p < .01 T1 LEVEL of beliefs to T1 LEVEL of happiness

A-BK-cm-mq-v-5-b r = +.75 p < .01 T1-T2 CHANGE in beliefs to T1-T2 CHANGE in happiness