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Studies

Al-Hussaini et al. (2001): study OM 2001

Publication

Author(s):
Al-Hussaini, A.A.; Antony, S.X.; Dorvlo, A.S.
Title:
Vipassana Meditation: A Naturalistic, Preliminary Observation in Muscat.
Source:
Medical Sciences, 2001, Vol.3, 87 - 92 (Published by Sultan Qaboos University, Oman)

Investigation

Public:
Meditation trainees and controls, Oman, 2001
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 45
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

How do you feel about your life as a whole at present?
3  happy
2  undecided
1  unhappy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-3-n
Author's label:
happy
Remarks:
Baseline hapiness:  Experimental group: M=2,87; SD=0,60  Control group: M=1,87; SD=0,43
Page in publication:
6
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.09
SD:
0.60

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding meditation course Meditation, mindfullness
Meditating,praying
Current meditation
Actual changes in happiness
Course, class, training group
Exercise
Voluntary, unsolicited
No particular setting, recruitment on interest
Multiformity in nature of positive psychological interventions