Correlational findings

Study Layous et al. (2018): study US 2014

Students participating in happiness training, USA, 2014
Survey name:
Unnamed study
N = 139
Non Response:
Questionnaire: web


Authors's label
Time Scarcety Intervention
Our Classification
Participants were randomly assigned to:

1. TIME SCARCETY INTERVENTION. Participants were asked to imagine that they were moving from their college town in one month. They were advised to do all the the things they are going to miss during this month. Each week they wrote on the website what they did, with whom the spent time and what thoughts and emotions they experienced.

0. CONTROL GROUP. During 4 weeks participants were asked to write each week on their daily activities

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-ACO-cw-mq-v-3-a DMs = +.24                 Happiness LEVEL          CHANGE
                T1       T2      T3      T3-T1
Interventon     -0.11   +0.070   +0.35   +0.46
Control         -0.05   -0.002   +0.17   +0.22
- DIFFERENCE    +0.06   +0.068   +0.18   +0.24
M-ACO-cw-mq-v-3-a d = +.25 p < .05 Intervention    0.46
Controls        0.21
- DIFFERENCE   +0.25

Effect post-intervention

Happiness assessed at:
T1 pre-intervention
T2 post-4 week intervention
T3 after 2 weeks follow-up