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Correlational findings

Study Fordyce (1983): study US 1980 /2

Public:
Student participants in a happiness training, USA 198?
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 57
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Correlate

Authors's label
Program to increase personal happiness
Our Classification
Operationalization
In the context of a regular course, students were introduced in the science of happiness and presented a brief overview of the '14 fundamentals', which program was presented as 'new information on happiness self-help resulting from research'

1  TREANTMENT: Extra exposure
1a  FULL instruction:Students were additionally given detailed instruction in each of the 14 fundamentals and were stimulated to practice these behaviors on a daily basis.
1b PARTIAL instruction in only 4 fundamentals on which they scored low at pre-test
  - personality
  - attitudes
- life-style
  
0: CONTROL: No additional exposure

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-AOL-g-sq-v-11-a DM = + p < .01 Happiness LEVEL at                    CHANGE
                 T1   T2   T3   T4 `  T4-1
Treatment:
- Full           6,77 6,53 7,51 7,55  +0,78(01)
- Partial
  - personality  6,77 6,59 7,64 7,39  +0,62(01)
  - attitudes    6,77 6,69 7,55 7,94  +1,17(01)
  - life-style   6,77 6,88 7,86 8,01  +1,24(01)
Control          6,77 6,49 5,69 5,39  -1,38
A-AOL-g-sq-v-11-a D%sr = + p < .01
Difference in change between full treatment and controls is +21.6% at T4

T1 = pre treatment
T4 = at the end of 6 weeks treatment
A-TH-g-mq-th%-100-a DM = + p < .01 Treatment:
- Full           31.3         50.9   +19.6 .01
- Partial        
  -personality   31.3         51.3   +20.0 .01
  -attitudes     31.3         54.5   +23.2 .01
  -life style    31.3         64.5   +33.2 .01
Control          31.3          5.4   -26.1  ns
A-TH-g-mq-th%-100-a D%sr = + p < .01 Difference in change between full treatment and controls is +46.1% at T4