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Correlational findings

Study Emmons & McCullough (2003): study US 2003

Public:
Medical patients in Gratitude exercise, USA 2003.
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 65
Non Response:
Assessment:
Diary
21 daily experience rating forms, to be completed at the end of the day

Correlate

Authors's label
Happiness training: Gratitude exercises.
Our Classification
  • HEALTH: PSYCHOLOGICAL TREATMENT Training for mental growth (positive psychology) Happiness training Positive thinking training Gratitude training
  • HEALTH: PSYCHOLOGICAL TREATMENT Mode of positive psychological treatment Recruitment of participants On invitation, payed in money or study credit
  • PERSONALITY: CHANGE Change in personality Change in personality traits Change in thankfulness
Operationalization
Patients were randomly assigned to one of two conditions
 1.Gratitude condition (N = 33)
 0.Control condition.    (N = 32)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-AB-cw-mqr-v-5-a AoV = + Average happiness during the 3 week intervention.
 Happiness before intervention not reported.
                    Factor scores
                    Positive   Negative  Affect
                    affect     affect    balance
 1. Gratitude group:  +0,35    -0.26     +
 0. Control group:    -0,25    +0.26     0
 Difference                              +
O-DT-c-sq-v-7-a DM = + 1. Gratitude group:          5.54
 0. Control group:            4,80
 Difference:                 +0,74
O-DT-c-sq-v-7-a D%sr = + Difference:                +12,3%