Findings on happiness in Lambert et al. (2019): study AE 2015

Author(s)Lambert, L.T.; Joshanloo, M.; Passmore, H.A.
TitleA Positive Psychology Intervention Program in a Culturally-Diverse University: Boosting Happiness and Reducing Fear
SourceJournal of Happiness Studies, 2019, Vol. 20, 1141 - 1162
DOIDOI: 10.1007/s10902-018-9993-z
PublicStudents participating in happiness training, United Arab Emerates, 2015-2016
 39 nationalities, 61 % female, 78 % muslim, mean age 21
Last assesment2016
Survey nameUnnamed study
SampleNon-probability chunk sample
Respondents N =267
 intervention n = 159, controls n = 108
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on 12 questions Please think of what you have been doing and experiencing during the past 4 weeks. Then report how much you experienced the following feelings; A posiitive B negative C good D bad E pleasant F unpleasant G happy H sad I afraid J joyful K angry L contented Rated: 1 very rarely or never 2 rarely 3 sometimes 4 often 5 very often or always Computation; (A+C++E+G+J+L) -(B+D+F+H+I+K) name: Diener's Scale of Positive and negative Experience SPANE-B
Author's labelPositive and negative eperience
Page in publication1148
Remarkspre intervention, treatment group
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range -24 - 24On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation6.80

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Positive Psychology Intervention programH04ab02Actual changes in happiness
Positive Psychology Intervention programH16ae01Biblio therapy, also classified as above ↑
Positive Psychology Intervention programH16ae04Exercise, also classified as above ↑
Positive Psychology Intervention programH16ag02cdMandatory, also classified as above ↑
Positive Psychology Intervention programH16af03School, also classified as above ↑
Positive Psychology Intervention programH16ad03jTrainings for multiple mental skills, also classified as above ↑