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Studies

Bryant et al. (2005): study US 2002

Publication

Author(s):
Bryant, F.B.; King, S.P.; Smart, C.M.
Title:
Using the Past to Enhance the Present: Boosting Happiness Through Positive Reminiscence.
Source:
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2005, Vol. 6, 227 - 260

Investigation

Public:
Student participants in a positive reminisence training, USA, 2002
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Non-probability self-selected
Respondents:
N = 65
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Groups of 10-15 students completed an anonymous questionnaire containg the dependent measures.

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on three questions:

In the last week, what percentage of the time do you feel….…' (percentages must add up to 100%)
1  happy
2  unhappy
3  neutral

Name: Fordyce % happy scale
Variant: % happy in last week
Classification:
A-TH-cw-mq-th%-101-a
Author's label:
% of time feeling (un)happy or neutral
Page in publication:
234, 241

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Positive reminiscence exercise Recal of positive events
Exercise
School
On invitation, payed in money or study credit
Actual changes in happiness
Positive thinking training
Mono sort
One-time treatment