Findings on happiness in Feicht et al. (2013): study DE 2012

Publication
Author(s)Feicht, T.; Esch, T.; Wittmann, M.
TitleEvaluation of a Seven-Week Web-Based Happiness Training to Improve Psychological Well-Being, Reduce Stress, and Enhance Mindfulness and Flourishing: A Randomized Controlled Occupational Health Study.
SourceEvidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2013, No. 676953, 1 - 14
URLhttp://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/2013/676953/
Investigation
PublicParticipants happiness training and controls, , 2012, followed 12 weeks, Germany
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleNon-probability purposive sample
 Respondents were selected from 2 departments of an insurance company. All 1050 employees of these departments were asked to volunteer in the survey. Of these, 147 employees met the criteria and were selected as participants. After that the group of respondents were randomized and stratified, and split into an experimental group (intervention group) and a control group.
Respondents N =101
 147 enrolled, but only 101 analysed due to missing data
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 The intervention group underwent a happiness training at work and at home. 3 time points: T0= Before intervention T1= After interventiuon T2= Follow-up (after 4 weeks) This means that there were 2 groups who filled out a questionnaire 3 times , plus 2 subgroups of whom were saliva and ANT* taken at T0 and T1. *Attention Network Test, (Fan,J. et al. 2002)
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on sigle question: How happy are you right now? 6 happy face 5 4 3 2 1 unhappy face
ClassificationO-HL-m-sq-f-6-a
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication5
RemarksHappiness mean Intervention Group at T0. Happiness mean Control Group at T0= 3,81; s.d.= 1,41
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 6On range 0 - 10
Mean3.76
Standard deviation1.01


Full textSelfreport on single question How satisfied are you right now? 1 very unhappy face 2 3 4 5 6 very happy face
ClassificationM-FH-m-sq-f-6-b
Author's labelSatisfaction
Page in publication5,7
RemarksHappiness mean Intervention Group at T0. Happiness mean Control Group at T0= 3,68; s.d.= 1,54
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 6On range 0 - 10
Mean3.80
Standard deviation1.00


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Happiness trainingH04ab02Actual changes in happiness
Happiness trainingH16ae02aExercise, also classified as above ↑
Happiness trainingH16ae04bMultiple sorts, also classified as above ↑
Happiness trainingH16ae03bMultiple treatment moments, also classified as above ↑
Happiness trainingH16ae05cOn invitation, no pay, also classified as above ↑
Happiness trainingH16ae01bcOnline intervention, also classified as above ↑
Happiness trainingH16ae06cWork, also classified as above ↑