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Correlational findings

Study Boerefijn & Bergsma (2011): study NL 2009

Public:
Students of a happiness course and controls, Netherlands 2009
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 631
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Correlate

Authors's label
Happiness lessons
Our Classification
Operationalization
6 lessons of each 50 minutes on:
a; What is happiness, How happy are you
b: What do you think that makes you happy
c: Difference between expected and experienced happiness. What makes most people happy?
d: Coping with unhappiness. Optimism exercise
e: Role of social bonds. Kindness exercise
f; Strenghts test, strenght awareness exercise

1: Treated
0: Controls

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-FH-cm-sq-n-10-b =               Happiness LEVEL    CHANGE
              T1       T2        T2-T1
Treated       7,34     7,40      +0,07
Control       7,15     7,48      +0,33
-difference                      -0,26
M-FH-cm-sq-n-10-b D%sr = Treated                          +0.8%
Control                          +3,7%
-difference                      -2,9%

T1: first lesson
T2: 12 weeks; 6 weeks after 6 week weekly lessons