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

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
DOIDOI: 10.1177/1948550611419677
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
Author's labelstate happiness
Page in publication317
Finding used in
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Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
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 ↑