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Correlational findings

Study Seidlitz & Diener (1993): study US 1988 /2

Public:
Psychology students, selected for earlier happiness, followed 11 month, USA, 198?-8?
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 54
Non Response:
Drop-out: T0-T1: 28%, T1-T2: 41%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Questionnaire completed in class

Correlate

Authors's label
Satisfaction with life
Our Classification
Operationalization
Diener's 5-item SWLS, items scored on a
7 point scale.
1. In most ways my life is close to
   ideal.
2. The conditions of my life are
   excellent.
3. I am satisfied with my life.
4. So far I have gotten the important
   things I want in life.
5. If I could live my life over, I
   would change almost nothing.

Answer categories:
1. strongly disagree
2. disagree
3. slightly disagree
4. neither agree nor disagree
5. slightly agree
6. agree
7. strongly agree

Assessed at T1 and T2
(11 month interval)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-AOL-g-mq-*-0-a r = +.65 p < .001 T1 happiness with T1 life-satisfaction
A-AOL-g-mq-*-0-a r = +.52 p < .001 T1 happiness with T2 life-satisfaction
A-AOL-g-mq-*-0-a r = +.62 p < .001 T2 happiness with T1 life-satisfaction
A-AOL-g-mq-*-0-a r = +.62 p < .001 T2 happiness with T2 life-satisfaction