Findings on happiness in Kehr (2003): study DE 2000

Publication
Author(s)Kehr, H.M.
TitleGoal Conflicts, Attainment of New Goals, and Well-Being Among Managers.
SourceJournal of Occupational Health Psychology, 2003,195 - 208
URLhttp://psycnet.apa.org/index.cfm?fa=buy.optionToBuy&id=2003-06187-005
DOIDOI: 10.1037/1076-8998.8.3.195
Investigation
PublicManagers participating in a personality development course, Germany, 2000
 75% male, mean age = 39
Collect period5 months
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleNon-probability self-selected
 Participants were recruited in the context of a self-management training program that was organised at the University of Munich
Respondents N =99
 original sample n = 158
Non ResponseNot available
 drop out 37 %
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
General remarksYear of data gathering not reported, assumed 2000
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on 16 questions How often have you recently experienced the following moods? A happy B joyful C pleased D excellent E energetic F active G cheery H vigorous I rejected J distressed K sad L depressed M limp N unmotivated O sluggish P inert Rated 1 never : 7 very frequently Computation: (A+B+C+D+E+F+G+H) - (I+J+K+L+M+N+O+P)
ClassificationA-AB-c-mq-n-7-b
RemarksMean score at baseline computed by WDH team
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 16 - 112On range 0 - 10
Mean2.38
Standard deviation


Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
goal attainment time 3show  Later life-goals
goal attainment time 3show  Perceived realization of life-goals, also classified as above ↑
goal conflict time 3show  Conflict among life goals
training program for enhancing goalsetting techniquesshow  Actual changes in happiness
training program for enhancing goalsetting techniquesshow  Course, class, training group, also classified as above ↑
training program for enhancing goalsetting techniquesshow  Empowerment, also classified as above ↑
training program for enhancing goalsetting techniquesshow  On invitation, no pay, also classified as above ↑
training program for enhancing goalsetting techniquesshow  Vocational skill traing, also classified as above ↑
training program for enhancing goalsetting techniquesshow  Work, also classified as above ↑