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Correlational findings

Study Liau et al. (2016): study SG 2013

Public:
Students, Singapore, 2013
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 162
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: web

Correlate

Authors's Label
Best Possible Self Activity
Our Classification
Distribution
0: N = 81; 1: N = 81
Operationalization
Classes were randomly assigned to:
1. BEST POSSIBLE SELF ACTIVITY (BPS).
Two sessions, one month from each other. The isnstructions were as follows: "We want you to project yourself into the future. Think about your best possible self. That means imagine yourself in the future and everything has gone as well as it possibly could in every area of your life, for instance, your family life, your social life, your work or studies, your recreational or leisure activities, and your health. Imagine you have worked hard and realized all your dreams. Imagine that things have turned out just the way you wanted. On this paper, write what you imagine. You can write in any language you want. Don’t worry about spelling or grammar."
0. CONTROL = WRITING EXERCISE.
Two sessions, one month from each other. Instructions were as follows: "Think about your past week. These might include what happened in your family, what your schedule was like, what you liked and did not liked, what you thought about, and what your classes were like. On this paper, write what you can think of. You can write in any language you want. Don’t worry about spelling or grammar"

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BW-m-mq-v-5-c DM = +/- ns               T1     T2     T3    T2-T1  T3-T1
BPS           12,67  13,12  12,13 +0,45  -0,54
Control       11,36  10,19  11,23 -1,17  -0,13
-DIFFERENCE                       +1,62  -0,41
A-BW-m-mq-v-5-c D%sr = +/- ns                                   T2-T1  T3-T1
BPS                               +0,6%  -0,7%
Control                           -1,5%  -0,2%
-DIFFERENCE                       +2,1%  +0,5%

Happiness assessed at:
T1 = immediately before first session
T2 = immediately after first session
T3 = immediately before second session
T4 = immediately after second session
We chose T3 as time point for change scores from baseline to 1 month follow-up.