Correlational finding on Happiness and Organization of life-goals (life-goal set)
Subject code: L07ab09

StudySheldon et al. (2002): study US 2000
TitlePersonal Goals and Psychological Growth: Testing an Intervention to Enhance Goal Lattainment and Personality Integration.
SourceJournal of Personality, 2002, Vol. 70, 5 - 31
PublicPsychology students participating in a growth training, USA, 200?
SampleNon-probability self-selected
Non-Response
Respondents N =90

Correlate
Author's labelSystemic Integration
Page in Source 12
Our classificationOrganization of life-goals (life-goal set), code L07ab09
Operationalization
Participants were asked to define 6 goals for the 
coming semester. Then they were asked to rate how much 
each goal was helpfully linked to six "possible 
futures". These possible futures were construed as 
higher-level or longer-term objectives, with which 
semester goals might or might not be consistent. The 
possible futures included (a)self-acceptance/personal 
growth, (b)intimacy/friendship, (c)societal 
contribution,(d)physical attractiveness,(e) 
popularity/recognition, and (f) financial success. 
Ratings were made on a 1 (no help) to 9 (very much 
help) scale. An aggregate Tl
Systemic Integration score was computed by averaging 
these 36 ratings.
Observed distributionMean 4.60; SD 1.21
Error Estimatescronbachs alpha = 0.88

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-BW-cw-mq-n-7-br=+.07 ns


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
A-BW-cw-mq-n-7-bSelfreport on 20 questions:
Lead item not reported

A nervous
B distressed
C afraid
D jittery
E irritable
F upset
G scared
H exited
I ashamed
J guilty
K hostile
L active
M determined
N inspired
O enthusiastic
P alert
Q attentive
R proud
S strong
T interested

Rated:
1: not at all
2
3
4
5
6
7 frequently

Negative affect score (NAS): A to K
Positive affect score (PAS): L to T
Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS - NAS

Name: Watson's PANAS last week version


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
rPRODUCT-MOMENT CORRELATION COEFFICIENT (Also "Pearson's correlation coefficient' or simply 'correlation coefficient')
Type: test statistic.
Measurement level: Correlate: metric, Happiness: metric
Range: [-1; +1]

Meaning:
r = 0 no correlation ,
r = 1 perfect correlation, where high correlate values correspond with high happiness values, and
r = -1 perfect correlation, where high correlate values correspond with low happiness values.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl