Correlational findings

Study MacLeod et al. (2008): study GB London 2008

Participants in a goal training and controls, London, United Kingdom, 2008
Survey name:
Unnamed study
N = 64
Non Response:
Questionnaire: paper


Authors's label
Goal setting and planning training (GAP)
Our Classification
Received a Goals And Plans intervention training (GAP), which  consisted of 3 sessions over 3 weeks. There was a 1-week gap between Sessions 1 and 2, with 2 weeks separating Sessions 2 and 3.The gaps were to allow the particular between-group excersises to be carried out.The sessions were group based and lasted for 1 h. 2 facilitators ran each group. The intervention focused on teaching goal settings and planning skills.

0: Matched CONTROL group received no GAP training

Both groups completed the measures in a small group setting, in direct contact with the researcher, with the exception of the 5 community control participants who returned the measures by post.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BW-m-mq-v-5-a DM = + ns                 T1      T2     Difference
Experimentals   12,6   14,9    +2,3
Controls        11,0    9,9    -1,1
- difference                   +3,4

No difference between participants who had attended all sessions or not

Affect Balance computed by WDH team from separate Positive and Negative Affect scores reported in article
A-BW-m-mq-v-5-a D%sr = + Experimentals                   + 2,9%
Controls                        - 1,4%
-difference                     + 4,3%