Findings on happiness in Kerr et al. (2015): study AU Queensland 2012

Author(s)Kerr, S.L.; O'Donovan, A.; Pepping, C.A.
TitleCan Gratitude and Kindness Interventions Enhance Well-Being.
SourceJournal of Happiness Studies, 2015 Vol. 16, 17- 36
DOIDOI: 10.1007/s10902-013-9492-1
PublicPsycho-therapy clients on waiting list, Australia, 2012
 Clients on waiting list for psychological treatment, 75% female, mean age 43 (SD 11)
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
 Patients were recruited in seven outpatients clinics and randomly assigned to three intervention groups
Respondents N =48
Non ResponseNot available
 not reported
General remarksYear of data gathering not reported, assumed 2012
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on 30 questions repeated 14 days To what extent did you feel today,, A interested B distressed C excited D alert E iritable F sad G stressed H ashamed I happy J grateful K tired L upset O strong P nervous Q guilty R joyful S determined T thankful U calm V attentive X forgiving Y hostile Z energetic Aa hopeful Ab enthusiastictic Ac active Ad afraid Ae,proud Af appreciative Ag angry Rated 1 not at all 2 3 4 5 very much Computation: (A+C+D+I+G+J+O+R+S+T+U+V+X+Z+Aa+Ab+Ac+AF)/17 - (B+E+F+G+H_+K+L+P+Q+Y+Ad+AG)/13
Author's labelDaily affect balance
Page in publication22
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range -4 - 4On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

Full textHow do you feel about your life as a whole today? -3 Terrible -2 -1 0 1 2 3 Delighted
Author's labelSatisfaction with life
Page in publication22
Remarksprobably the authors recoded the scale from -3 to 3 into 1-6
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range -3 - 3On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Gratitude and kindness interventionsH16ac05Effects of happiness-training
Gratitude and kindness interventionsP05bvKind, also classified as above ↑
Gratitude and kindness interventionsP05deThankfull, also classified as above ↑