Findings on happiness in Haeck et al. (2016): study ZZ 2012

Author(s)Haeck, C.; Parks, A.C.; Schueller, S.M.
TitleImpact of Psychoeducational Content Delivered Online to a Positive Psychology Aware Community
SourceJournal of Positive Psychology, 2016, Vol. 11, 270 - 275
PublicUsers of a 6 week online psychoeducation course, 35 nations, 201?
 People with knowledge about positive psychology.
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleNon-probability self-selected
 Recruited online though advertisements posted on positive psychology and happiness blogs
Respondents N =270
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: web
General remarksYear of data gathering not reported, estimated 2012
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
Author's labelPositive and Negative Affect
Page in publication3
RemarksBaseline Affect Balance computed by WDH team from separate scores on Positive and Negative affect reported in paper
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range -40 - 40On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Change in affect before-after courseH04ab02Actual changes in happiness
Change in affect before-after courseH16ae01Biblio therapy, also classified as above ↑
Change in affect before-after courseH16ae02Course, class, also classified as above ↑
Change in affect before-after courseH16af01no particular setting, recruitment on interest, also classified as above ↑
Change in affect before-after courseH16ag02caOwn choice, also classified as above ↑
Change in affect before-after courseH16ad03jTrainings for multiple mental skills, also classified as above ↑
drop-outH16ag02bFrequency of use
Reported behaviourH16ag02Behavior of client
Time on websiteH16ag02Behavior of client