Findings on happiness in Bakalim & Karckay (2017): study US 2015

Publication
Author(s)Bakalim, O.; Karckay, A.T.
TitleEffect of Group Counseling on Happiness, Life Satisfaction and Positive-Negative Affect: A Mixed Method Study.
SourceJournal of Human Sciences, 2017, Vol. 14, 624 - 632
URLhttps://j-humansciences.com/ojs/index.php/IJHS/article/view/4377
Investigation
PublicStudents, before and after a 6 week counseling course,, USA, 2015 - 2016
 Students followed before and after 8 weeks, 18 females, 10 males, third class Psychological Counseling Guidance
Collect period2015
Last assesment2016
Last collect period2016
 Acadamic years 2015-2016
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleNon-probability self-selected
 Students volunteered to participate
Respondents N =28
 18 females, 10 males
Non ResponseNot available
 not reported
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Participants complerted scales
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on 20 questions: Lead item not reported. A nervous B distressed C afraid D jittery E irritable F upset G scared H exited I ashamed J guilty K hostile L active M determined N inspired O enthusiastic P alert Q attentive R proud S strong T interested Rated: 1: slightly/not at all . . 5 extremely Negative affect score (NAS): A to K Positive affect score (PAS): L to T Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS - NAS Name: Watson's PANAS version not reported
ClassificationA-BW-?-mq-v-5-a
Author's labelPositive and negative affect
Page in publication626
RemarksPre and post-tests of Positive and Negative Affect
Error estimatesPA and NA: 10 items each, items not reported. (Watson et al, 1988) Cronbach alpha PA: .83; NA: .86; test-retest reliability r =.45 and .54 respectively
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Group Counseling InterventionH04ab02Actual changes in happiness
Group Counseling InterventionC08aa02Change in competences, also classified as above ↑
Group Counseling InterventionH16ae03bGroup counseling, also classified as above ↑
Group Counseling InterventionH16ad03haLife-review exercise, also classified as above ↑
Group Counseling InterventionH16ag02caOwn choice, also classified as above ↑
Group Counseling InterventionC08ab08Social competences, also classified as above ↑