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Correlational findings

Study Van Agteren et al. (2021a): study AU 2016

Public:
Participants in a meaning training,,Australia and New Zealand, 202?
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 413
Non Response:
280
Assessment:
Questionnaire: web

Correlate

Authors's Label
Meaning training
Our Classification
Remarks
Activities were classified later
Distribution
N = 1: 47; 0: 86
Operationalization
1: TREATED received a smartphone app on which they received repeated questions, during 7 days:
In the past several hours I have ..
a: led a purposeful and meamingfil life
b: been satisfied with my life
Rated
1: strongly agree
:
7 Strongly disagree

Treated also answered questions
- What activity are you currently doing?
- Is your current activity fulfilling?

0 CONTROLS were placed on the waiting list and informed about that. They participated in the intervention later, after having recorded T2 happiness

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks A-BW-cw-mq-v-5-b DM = + s               T1     T2      T2-T1
Treated   M = 1.31   1.79    +0.48
Controls  M = 1.22   1.23    +0.01

Similar result for with-in person changes using fixed effect analysis

T1: pre-intervention
T2: Post intervention 7 days later

Sense of meaning improved among treated, but not among controls
O-SLu-mh-sqr-n-7-a DM = Daily sense of meaning and life-satisfaction increased among the treated during the intervention