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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
Satisfaction with life
Our Classification
Operationalization
Dieners SWLS: 5-item index of questions 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

Results are summed.
Possible range 5 - 35

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-AOL-g-mq-*-*-a r = +.70 p < .001 Correlation based on averages of two administrations with 10 week interval.
Both Happiness-measure (MIX 1.2) and SWLS were also assessed at selection 10 weeks earlier.