Findings on happiness in Goldwurm et al. (2003): study IT 2001

Author(s)Goldwurm, G.F.; Baruffi, M.; Colombo, E.
TitleImproving Subjective Well-Being for the Promotion of Health: The Milan Project.
SourceHomeostasis, 2003, Vol. 42, 157 - 162
PublicParticipants in a happiness training, Italy, 2001
 Two groups of students of psychotherapy are compared. The experimental group attended the Subjective Well Being (SWB) training course, while the control group had only some general information.
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
 Experimental group N= 45; valid 36(91%) Control Group N= 47; valid 39(83%)
Respondents N =112
 45 experimental group, 47 control group, 20 eating disorders
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on three questions: 'On the average, what percentage of the time d you feel….…' (percentages must add up to 100%) 1 happy 2 unhappy 3 neutral Name: Fordyce % happy scale Variant: % unhappy
Author's labelHappiness Measures
Page in publication160/161
Remarks% Happy M = 51.33 SD =19.38 % Neutral M = 30.70 SD = 18.89 % Unhappy M = 17.98 SD =12.79
Finding used in
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Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
ED PatientsH13ac06aEating disorder (f50)
Efffect of happiness trainingH04ab02Actual changes in happiness
Efffect of happiness trainingH16ae01abCourse, class, training group, also classified as above ↑
Efffect of happiness trainingH16ad03maEnlightenment + excercises, also classified as above ↑
Efffect of happiness trainingH16ae02cMixed educational methods, also classified as above ↑
Efffect of happiness trainingH16ae06bSchool, also classified as above ↑
Happiness MeasuresN10abCurrent nation of residence