Findings on happiness in Page & Vella-Brodrick (2013): study AU New South Wales 2009

Publication
Author(s)Page, K.M.; Vella-Brodrick, D.A.
TitleThe Working for Wellness Program: RCT of an Employee Well-Being Intervention.
SourceJournal of Happiness Studies, 2013, Vol. 14, 1007 - 1031
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/10.1007/s10902-012-9366-y
DOIDOI:10.1007/s10902-012-9366-y
Investigation
PublicEmployee well-being trainees and controls, Melbourne, Australia, 200?
 Employees of a large government agency (950 employees)
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleNon-probability self-selected
 Recruitment by advertising in the organization's newsletter. Random allocation to an intervention or a control group.
Respondents N =23
  Intervention Controls T0 (sent info) 31 30 T1 (pre-assessment) 31 19 T2 (1 week post) 23 14 T3 (3 months post) 18 13
Non ResponseNot available
 Drop-out before first assesment in control group 37%
AssesmentMultiple methods
 Online, paper questionnaires for those who could not access internet at work. T1 questionnaire before the intervention. Intervention group followed a 6-week Working for Wellness Program. Controls did not follow a program but only completed the 4 questionnaires.
General remarksYear of study not reported, assumed 2009
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on 25 questions: A Using the 1-7 scale below, indicate your agreement right now with each of the items by placing the appropriate number on the line preceding that item. Please be open and honest in your responding. a In most ways my life is close to ideal b The conditions of my life are excellent c I am satisfied with my life d So far, I have gotten the important things I want in life e If I could live my life over again, I would change nothing Answers rated: 7 strongly agree 6 agree 5 slightly agree 4 neither agree nor disagree 3 slightly disagree 2 disagree 1 strongly disagree Name: Diener's Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS). B Indicate to what extend you feel this way ... a nervous b distressed c afraid d jittery e irritable f upset g scared h exiled i ashamed j guilty k hostile l active m determined n inspired o enthusiastic p alert q attentive r proud s strong t interested Answer options: 1 very slightly or not at all 2 a little 3 moderately 4 quite a bit 5 extremely Computation: Affect Balance Score (ABS): (a-k) - (l-t) Name: Watson's PANAS. Time frame general Computation: Standardized SWLS +PA - NA
ClassificationM-AO---mq-vt-111-a
Author's labelAffective well-being
Page in publication1012
Remarks32,2% scale range at T1
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range -35 - 75On range 0 - 10
Mean322.00
Standard deviation


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Affective well-being at workW05aa01bEarlier satisfaction with work
Affective well-being at workW05ad05Feeling well at work, also classified as above ↑
Affective well-being at workW05aa03bLater satisfaction with work, also classified as above ↑
Overtime correlationH04ab01aRecent happiness (< 1 year ago)
Psychological wellbeingH13adCurrent positive mental health
Psychological wellbeingL04aa01Earlier life-appraisals, also classified as above ↑
Psychological wellbeingH13aa01Earlier mental health, also classified as above ↑
Psychological wellbeingL04ag04Flourishing scales, also classified as above ↑
Psychological wellbeingL04aa03Later life-appraisals, also classified as above ↑
Psychological wellbeingH13aa03Later mental health, also classified as above ↑
Well-being training programH04ab02Actual changes in happiness
Well-being training programH16ae01abCourse, class, training group, also classified as above ↑
Well-being training programH16ae04bMultiple sorts, also classified as above ↑
Well-being training programH16ae03bMultiple treatment moments, also classified as above ↑
Well-being training programH11ab02aPerceived sources of one's own happiness, also classified as above ↑
Well-being training programH16ae01adSupport group with professional, also classified as above ↑
Well-being training programH16ad03mTrainings for multiple mental skills, also classified as above ↑
Well-being training programH16ae05dVoluntary, unsolicited, also classified as above ↑
Well-being training programH16ae06cWork, also classified as above ↑
Workplace well-beingW05aa01bEarlier satisfaction with work
Workplace well-beingW05aa03bLater satisfaction with work, also classified as above ↑
Workplace well-beingW05ad01Satisfaction with work-as-a-whole, also classified as above ↑