Correlational finding on Happiness and Behavior of client
Subject code: H16ag02

StudyHaeck et al. (2016): study ZZ 2012
TitleImpact of Psychoeducational Content Delivered Online to a Positive Psychology Aware Community
SourceJournal of Positive Psychology, 2016, Vol. 11, 270 - 275
URLhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4972096/
PublicUsers of a 6 week online psychoeducation course, 35 nations, 201?
SampleNon-probability self-selected
Non-Response
Respondents N =270

Correlate
Author's labelReported behaviour
Page in Source 9
Our classificationBehavior of client, code H16ag02
Operationalization
Selfreport on happiness-increasing behaviours between 
the weekly uses of the website
Remarks
Participants were e-mailed a link to a web-based lesson 
each week for six weeks. Each lesson focussed on a 
different aspect of fostering positive emotions, 
including
a: meaning and purpose
b; strenghts
c; work
d; mindfulness and savouring
e: gratitude and relationships
f: hedonia versus eidaimonia
Each leson contained video's, blog posts and 
questionnaires with normative feedback.

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-BW-?-mq-v-5-ab=+ p < .?
Pre-Post course CHANGE in happiness
- positive affect: b = +.72 (003)
- negative effect: b = +.35 (12)
Hence small positive effect on Affect balance, 
probably not significant


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
A-BW-?-mq-v-5-aSelfreport on 20 questions:

Lead item not reported.

A nervous
B distressed
C afraid
D jittery
E irritable
F upset
G scared
H exited
I ashamed
J guilty
K hostile
L active
M determined
N inspired
O enthusiastic
P alert
Q attentive
R proud
S strong
T interested

Rated:
1: slightly/not at all
.
.
5 extremely

Negative affect score (NAS): A to K
Positive affect score (PAS): L to T
Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS - NAS

Name: Watson's PANAS version not reported


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
bREGRESSION COEFFICIENT (non-standardized) by LEAST SQUARES (OLS)
Type: test statistic
Measurement level: Correlate: metric, Happiness: metric
Theoretical range: unlimited

Meaning:
b > 0 A higher correlate level corresponds with a higher happiness rating on average.
B < 0 A higher correlate level corresponds with a lower happiness rating on average.
B = 0 Not any correlation with the relevant correlate.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl