Correlational finding on Happiness and Actual changes in happiness
Subject code: H04ab02

StudyBakalim & Karckay (2017): study US 2015
TitleEffect of Group Counseling on Happiness, Life Satisfaction and Positive-Negative Affect: A Mixed Method Study.
SourceJournal of Human Sciences, 2017, Vol. 14, 624 - 632
URLhttps://j-humansciences.com/ojs/index.php/IJHS/article/view/4377
PublicStudents, before and after a 6 week counseling course,, USA, 2015 - 2016
SampleNon-probability self-selected
Non-Response
Respondents N =28

Correlate
Author's labelGroup Counseling Intervention
Page in Source 627
Our classificationActual changes in happiness, code H04ab02
Operationalization
90 minute sessions once a week during 8 weeks.  
Volunteer students came on scene one by one and shared 
their problems, experiences or dreams through role 
playing. During the role playing the scene revived with 
the help of other group members.

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
A-BW-?-mq-v-5-aW=+ p < .?
CHANGE in happiness after 8 sessions in 8 weeks:
- More positive affect (p<.002)
- Less negative affect (p<.741)
Hence positive effect on Affect Balance, but 
significance not tested


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
WWILCOXON's SIGNED RANK TEST.
Type: test statistic
Seldom used in happiness research. See excerpted report for further reference.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl