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Correlational findings

Study Chan (2013): study HK 2011

Public:
School teachers, Hongkong, 2011
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 78
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: web

Correlate

Authors's label
Gratitude intervention
Our Classification
Operationalization
Participants were randomly assigned to:
1. GRATITUDE TRAINING.Duration 8 weeks. Participants were asked o keep a weekly log of three GOOD things or events that happened to them during the week, and record them using a count-your-blessings form. They were asked to reflect on these good things or events and the meanings these things or events had for them and what these things or events could tell about them by answering 3 questions: What did I get and what did the experience tell about me? What did I give and what did the experience tell about me? What more could I do and what could this tell about me?
0. APPROACH CONDITION = CONTROLS. Duration 8 weeks. Participants were asked to keep a weekly log of three BAD things or events that happened to them during the week and record them using a count-your-misfortunes form. They were asked to reflect on these bad things or events and the meanings these things or events had for them and what these things or events could tell about them  to reflect on these bad things or events and the meanings these things or events had for them and what these things or events could tell about them by answering 3 questions: What did I get and what did the experience tell about me? What did I give and what did the experience tell about me? What more could I do and what could this tell about me?

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BW-g-mq-v-5-b DM = + ns                       T0     T1      T1-T0
Gratitude Training    8.7    12.7    + 4.0
Controls              8.6     6.8    - 1.8     
- Difference                         + 5.8
A-BW-g-mq-v-5-b D%sr = + ns                       T0     T1      T1-T0
Gratitude Training                   + 5.0%  
Controls                             - 2.3%
- Difference                         + 7.3%

Hapiiness assessed at
T0: baseline
T1: After 8 weeks training