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Correlational findings

Study Seidlitz & Diener (1993): study US 1988

Public:
Psychology undergraduate, students, University of Illinois, USA, 198?
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 420
Non Response:
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 as they could in 3 minutes.

The order of positive and negative recal tests was randomly varied across groups of Ss

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-AOL-g-mq-*-0-a r = +.30 p < .001 A-AOL-g-sq-v-11-a r = +.25 A-AOL-g-sq-v-11-a rpc = +.18 p < .001 rpc controled for current mood

Regression analyses also indicate that there are no interactions between happiness and mood in predicting life-event recal (data not reported)
A-AOL-g-mq-*-0-a rpc = +.18 p < .01 rpc controled for current mood