Correlational findings

Study Page & Vella-Brodrick (2013): study AU New South Wales 2009

Employee well-being trainees and controls, Melbourne, Australia, 200?
Survey name:
Unnamed study
N = 37
Non Response:
Multiple asesment methods
Online, paper questionnaires for those who could not access internet at work. T1 questionnaire before the intervention. Intervention group followed a 6-week Working for Wellness Program. Controls did not follow a program but only completed the 4 questionnaires.


Authors's label
Well-being training program
Our Classification
Participants were randomly assigned to either a treatment or control condition

1: TREATMENT:  6-week 'Working for Wellness Program' (1 hour session per week during their normal working week). The program consisted of 6 small group-based sessions at work of 1 hour each, plus homework:
a. Introduction to program content and to workplace well-being. Completed signature strength test at home.
b. Knowing and using top 10 character strengths in real life. Job crafyting strategies.
c. Goal striving. Action planning on goals and strength.
d. Flow. How to cultivate flow and setting strategies for increasing time spent in flow.
e. Relationships and altruism. Strength based strategies for optimizing relationships.
f. Consolidation of learning. Evaluation of program and create personal action plans.

0: CONTROL: The control group completed only the 4 questionnaires, and did not participate in the intervention.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Special Research Type Elaboration / Remarks M-AO-*-mq-v-5-a D%sr = + s Experimental, Longitudinal               Happiness LEVEL          CHANGE
              T1    T2    T3    T4     T4-T1
Treatment     32,2  51,7  42,8  46,1   +13,9
Control       52,7  43,2  45,8  38,7   -14,0
-difference                            +27,9

Treatment                              +19,5
Control                                - 9,5
-difference                            +29,0

T1 baseline
T2 treatment
T3 3 months follow-up
T4 6 months follow-up
M-AO-*-mq-v-5-a AoV = + s Longitudinal CHANGE happines over time M-AO-*-mq-v-5-a AoV = + s Experimental relative to CHANGE in control group M-AO-*-mq-v-5-a D% = + none 94% of the particiopants reported to feel happier as a result of the program