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Correlational findings

Study Owens & Patterson (2013): study US 2008

Public:
5-11 aged children participating in a psychological training and controls, USA, 200?
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 62
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Positive psychological intervention for children
Our Classification
Operationalization
1 TREATED
1a Gratitude: Children were asked to draw pictures of something for which they were grateful.
1b Best possible Self (BPS) children were asked to draw pictures of an imagined future situation in which they were at their best (i.e., participating in a pleasurable and engaging activity).

0 CONTROL Children were asked to draw
pictures of something they had done that day.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-AB-cm-mq-v-5-e DM = + ns               M happiness at      Difference
              T1      T2          T2-T1   
Treated
- BPS         15,4    19,2        +3,8
- Gratitude   19,8    23,3        +3,5
Control       25,1    24,6        -0,5
A-AB-cm-mq-v-5-e D%sr = + ns Treated
- BPS                             +3,2%
- Gratitude                       +2,9%
Control                           -0,4%

BPS vs Control                    +3,6%
Gratitude vs Control              +3,3%

T1: Pre-intenvention
T2: Post-intervention of 4 to 6 weeks