Correlational findings

Study Lambert et al. (2019): study AE 2015

Students participating in happiness training, United Arab Emerates, 2015-2016
Survey name
Unnamed study
N = 267
Non Response
Questionnaire: Paper & Pencil Interview (PAPI)


Authors's Label
Positive Psychology Intervention program
Our Classification
1: n = 159
0: n = 108
Related specification variables
Participants were assigned to

1. INTERVENTION. 14 week program, embedded in Introduction to Psychology courses. 18 validated positive psychology interventions on 7 themes were undertaken with recommendations to practice them over the course of a week:
a. Introduction to positive psychology (mindfulness, reduce over-thinking, record the positive).
b. Pathway of positive emotion (write/think, savoring, optimism)
c. Pathway of engagement (self-talk, letting go).
d. Pathway of relatonships (three good things, plan a date, active-contructive responding)
e. Pathways of community relationships (good deeds, retreat from social media, gratitude letter)
f.  Pathways of achievement ans meaning (best possible self, goal setting, how to be remembered, family tree)

0.  CONTROLS. No course

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-AB-cm-mq-v-5-f d = +.23 p < .08 Between groups, post intervention (T2), with pre-intervention (T1)scores as covariate. A-AB-cm-mq-v-5-f d = +.25 p < .051 Between groups, post intervention (T2), with pre-intervention (T1)scores,age.gender and pre-score for religious faith as covariates. A-AB-cm-mq-v-5-f DM = + p < .001              Happiness LEVEL       CHANGE
             T1     T2     T3    T2-T1  T3-T1
Intervention 6.02   7.91   7.55  +1.89 +1.53
A-AB-cm-mq-v-5-f D%sr = + p < .001                                  +3,9%  +3,2%

Happiness measured pre-intervention (T1), post intervention (T2) and at 3 months follow-up (T3