- Student participants in a self-affirmation training and controls, South Korea, 200?
- Survey name:
- Unnamed study
- N = 50
- Non Response:
- Questionnaire: web
- Authors's label
- Self-affirmation training
- Our Classification
- Students were randomly assigned to a treatment and control group. Both groups were told that they engaged in activities to promote their wellbeing and participated 3 weeks.
1: TREATMENT: Participants were invited to choose a value from a list of 15 (e.g. independence, music/art, honesty, relationships with family/friends), to write about why the value is important to them, incl, personal expperiences demonstrating its significance.
After the 1st week participants were told they would continue to focus on their most important values, and that, if they chose to write about their activities from the previous day. To try to focus on different aspects of that value.
0: CONTROLS: Controls were instructed to write about their activities from the previous day - a "positive exercise" ostensibly designed to improve their organizational skills.
Observed Relation with Happiness
T1 T2 T3 T1-T3
Treatment 3.61 3.66 3.65 +0.04
Controls 3.90 4.14 3.69 -0.21
- difference -0.39 -0.48 -0.04 +0.25
Controls 3.90 4.14 3.69 - 4%
- difference -0.39 -0.48 -0.04 + 5%
Happiness assessed at
T2: after week 1 of training
T3: after week 2 of training