Findings on happiness in Conner & Reid (2012): study NZ 2010

Publication
Author(s)Conner, T.S.; Reid, K.A.
TitleEffects of Intensive Mobile Happiness Reporting in Daily Life
SourceSocial Psychological and Personality Science, 2012, Vol. 3, 315-323
URLhttps://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1948550611419677
DOIDOI: 10.1177/1948550611419677
Investigation
PublicPsychology students participating in mood tracking experiment, New Zealand, 2010
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleNon-probability self-selected
 Participants were recruited through the Psychology Departmentís experimental participation program and remunerated with partial course credit and a mobile phone voucher to cover the costs of texting
Respondents N =162
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentExperience sampling
 Participants received 1, 3, or 6 text messages each day for 13 days based on their randomly assigned condition.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on 3 questions, send as text message, several times a day during 13 days (experience sampling) RIGHT NOW A How happy do you feel? B Are you enyoing what you do? C How positive do you feel about your life? 1 not al all 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 extremely Computation (A+B+C)/3
ClassificationM-AO-m-mqr-n-9-a
Author's labelstate happiness
Page in publication317
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
happiness tracking treatmentH16ae04aMono sort
happiness tracking treatmentH16ad03jbMood awareness training, also classified as above ↑
happiness tracking treatmentH16ae01baMood monitoring, also classified as above ↑
happiness tracking treatmentH16ae03bMultiple treatment moments, also classified as above ↑
happiness tracking treatmentH16ae05bOn invitation, payed in money or study credit, also classified as above ↑
happiness tracking treatmentH16ae06bSchool, also classified as above ↑
happiness tracking treatmentH16ae01bSelf-help, also classified as above ↑