Findings on happiness in Goldwurm et al. (2006): study IT 2004

Publication
Author(s)Goldwurm, G.F.; Baruffi, M.; Colombo, F.
TitleSubjective Well-Being Training to Increase Happiness.
SourceDelleFave, A.; Ed.: "Dimensions of Well-Being", Franco Angeli, 2006, Milano, Italy, 441 - 454
Investigation
PublicStudents participating in a happiness training, Italy, 200?
 Students of school of psychotherapy, 88% female, mean age 32
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
 Experimental group first and second year students; control group third and fourth year students. The control group received general information about happiness.
Respondents N =80
 experimental n = 41, control n = 39
Non ResponseNot available
 dropouts experimental 4/45 = 9%, controls 8/47 =17%
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
General remarksYear of data gathering not reported, assumed 2004
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on three questions: In the last week, what percentage of the time do you feel….…' (percentages must add up to 100%) 1 happy 2 unhappy 3 neutral Name: Fordyce % happy scale Variant: % happy in last week
ClassificationA-TH-cw-mq-th%-101-a
RemarksBaseline score intervention group
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 0 - 0On range 0 - 10
Mean51.95
Standard deviation21.93


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Subjective well-being trainingH04ab02Actual changes in happiness
Subjective well-being trainingH16ae01abCourse, class, training group, also classified as above ↑
Subjective well-being trainingH16ad03dEnlightenment about happiness, also classified as above ↑
Subjective well-being trainingH16ae05aMandatory, also classified as above ↑
Subjective well-being trainingH16ae04bMultiple sorts, also classified as above ↑
Subjective well-being trainingH16ae03bMultiple treatment moments, also classified as above ↑
Subjective well-being trainingH16ae06bSchool, also classified as above ↑
Subjective well-being trainingH16ad03mTrainings for multiple mental skills, also classified as above ↑