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Correlational findings

Study Seidlitz & Diener (1993): study US 1988 /1

Public
Psychology students, selected for earlier happiness, USA, 198?
Sample
Respondents
N = 94
Non Response
28%
Assessment
Questionnaire: paper
Questionnaire completed in class

Correlate

Authors's Label
Balance of recalled life-events (free recall)
Our Classification
Operationalization
Subjects were asked to recall and list as many positive and negative life-events over the last three years as they could in 3 minutes.

Ramdom order of positive- and negative tests.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-AOL-g-mq-*-*-a r = +.49 p < .001 A-AOL-g-mq-*-*-a rpc = +.47 p < .001 rpc controled for current mood A-AOL-g-mq-*-*-a Beta = +.23 p < .01 ß controled for balance of events as recorded by means of checklist (both balance of 'concrete'life-events and balance of 'interpretated' life-events)