Page & Vella-Brodrick (2013): study AU New South Wales 2009


Page, K.M.; Vella-Brodrick, D.A.
The Working for Wellness Program: RCT of an Employee Well-Being Intervention.
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2013, Vol. 14, 1007 - 1031


Employee well-being trainees and controls, Melbourne, Australia, 200?
Survey name
Unnamed study
Non-probability self-selected
N = 37
Non Response
Multiple assesment methods
Online, paper questionnaires for those who could not access internet at work. T1 questionnaire before the intervention. Intervention group followed a 6-week Working for Wellness Program. Controls did not follow a program but only completed the 4 questionnaires.

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on 25 questions:

20 item  PANAS (Watson et. al (1988)
This scale consists of a number of words that describe different feelings and emotions. Read each item and mark the appropriate answer in the space next to that word. Indicate to what extend you felt this way during the past weeks?
a nervous
b  distressed
c  afraid
d jittery
e  irritable
f  upset
g  scared
h ashamed
i  guilty
j  hostile
k  excited
l  active
m  determined
n  inspired
o  enthusiastic
p  alert
q  attentive
r  proud
s  strong
t  interested
Answer options:
1  very slightly or not at all
2  a little
3  moderately
4  quite a bit
5  extremely
Positive affect score PAS: (k to t)/10
Negative affect score NAS: (a to j)/10

5 item SWLS (Diener et. al 1985)
Using the 1-5 scale below, indicate your agreement with each of the items by placing the appropriate number on the line preceding that item. Please be open and honest in your responding.
A  In most ways my life is close to ideal
B  The conditions of my life are excellent
C  I am satisfied with my life
D  So far, I have gotten the important things I want in life
E   If I could live my life over, I would change nothing
Answers rated:
5  strongly agree
4  slightly agree
3  neither agree nor disagree
2  slightly disagree
1  strongly disagree
Computation SWLS: A+B+C+D+E/5

Computation aggregate SWB score: PA +SWLS- NA
Author's label:
Affective well-being
Mean 40% of scale maximum at baseline, whole sample
Page in publication:

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Well-being training program Perceived sources of one's own happiness
Actual changes in happiness
Trainings for multiple mental skills
Support group with professional
Course, class, training group
Voluntary, unsolicited
Multiple sorts
Multiple treatment moments
Overtime correlation Recent happiness (< 1 year ago) Psychological wellbeing Earlier life-appraisals
Later life-appraisals
Earlier mental health
Later mental health
Flourishing scales
Self rating of current positive mental health
Workplace well-being Earlier satisfaction with work
Later satisfaction with work
Satisfaction with work-as-a-whole
Affective well-being at work Earlier satisfaction with work
Later satisfaction with work
Feeling well at work