Correlational finding on Happiness and Frequency of use
Subject code: H16ag02b

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 labeldrop-out
Page in Source 4
Our classificationFrequency of use, code H16ag02b
Operationalization
1 Completed all 6 week assignments
0 Dropped out
Observed distributionEnrolled: 270, completed week 1: 196,week 2: 171, week3, 157, week 4: 145, week 5: 137, week 6; 122
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-aDM= ns
no difference in baseline happiness


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
DMDIFFERENCE of MEANS
Type: descriptive statistic only.
Measurement level: Correlate: dichotomous, Happiness: metric
Range: depending on the happiness rating scale of the author; range symmetric about zero.

Meaning: the difference of the mean happiness, as measured on the author's rating scale, between the two correlate levels.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl