Correlational findings

Study Kerr et al. (2015): study AU Queensland 2012

Psycho-therapy clients on waiting list, Australia, 2012
Survey name:
Unnamed study
N = 48
Non Response:


Authors's label
Gratitude and kindness interventions
Our Classification
Participants were randomly assigned to 1 of 3 conditions:
1 Treament:
A: Gratitude intervention: Participants were asked a) list things that they were  grateful for b)  to list the kind acts they had committed and c) to rate the intentisy of gratitude  a scale from 1 (somewhat) to 7 (extremely) each day of the 14-day intervention.
B: Kindness intervention: Like a for kindness
C: Mood-monitoring control group .

1 Treated (A, B)
0 Control groep

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-AB-md-mqr-v-5-a DM = + ns In all groups participants were asked to make daily ratings of their mood and overall satisfaction with life in a diary. 14 days averages are:
              Treated   Controls   Difference
Gratitude     0.75      0,12       +0,63 (ns)
Kindness      0.60      0,12       +0.48 (ns)
A-AB-md-mqr-v-5-a D%sr = + ns Gratitude                          +7,9%
Kindness                           +6,0%
O-DT-c-sq-v-7-f D%sr = + ns               Treated   Controls   Difference
Gratitude     4.85      4,11       +0,84 (05)
Kindness      4.91      4,11       +0.80 (06)
O-DT-c-sq-v-7-f DM = + Gratitude                          +14.0%
Kindness                           +13.3%