Correlational findings

Study Nelson et al. (2014): study KR 2009

Student participants in a self-affirmation training and controls, South Korea, 200?
Survey name
Unnamed study
N =
Non Response
Questionnaire: Conputer Assisted Web Interview (CAWI)


Authors's Label
Self-affirmation training
Our Classification
Participation once a week during 3 weeks. In the 1st week they completed baseline measures of well-being. During the remaining 2 weeks, participants completed their assigned activity followed by well-being measures.
Related specification variables
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

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BF-cw-mq-v-5-b DM = + ns                  Happiness LEVEL     CHANGE
                 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
A-BF-cw-mq-v-5-b D%sr = + Treatment        3.61  3.66  3.65    + 1%
Controls         3.90  4.14  3.69    - 4%
- difference    -0.39 -0.48 -0.04    + 5%

Happiness assessed at
T1: baseline
T2: after week 1 of training
T3: after week 2 of training