Correlational findings

Study Haeck et al. (2016): study ZZ 2012

Users of a 6 week online psychoeducation course, 35 nations, 201?
Survey name
Unnamed study
N = 122
Non Response
Questionnaire: Conputer Assisted Web Interview (CAWI)


Authors's Label
Change in affect before-after course
Our Classification
None of the lessons mentioned or provided instructions for spefific happiness increasing activities
Related specification variables
Participants were e-mailed a link to a web-based lesson each week for six weeks. Each lesson focussed on a different aspect of fostering positive emotions, including
a: meaning and purpose
b; strenghts
c; work
d; mindfulness and savouring
e: gratitude and relationships
f: hedonia versus eudaimonia
Each lesson contained video's, blog posts and questionnaires with normative feedback.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BW-?-mq-v-5-a DM = + s Pre-Post course CHANGE in happiness:
- positive affect: +1,44 (05)
- negative affect: -4,77 (01)
Hence gain in Affect balance +6,21
A-BW-?-mq-v-5-a D%sr = 7,8% 7,8% of possible range -40 to +40

Greater change in happiness among users who:
- had most negative affect at baseline
- spend less time on the website
- practiced more happiness increasing behaviours