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Chan (2010): study HK 2007

Publication

Author(s):
Chan, D.W.
Title:
Gratitude, Gratitude Intervention and Subjective Well‐Being among Chinese School Teachers in Hong Kong
Source:
Educational Psychology, 2010, Vol. 30, 139 - 153

Investigation

Public:
School teachers participating in happiness training, Hong Kong, 2007
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Non-probability self-selected
Respondents:
N = 89
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: web

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on 20 questions.

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 in general?:

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

Negative affect score (NAS): A to J
Positive affect score (PAS): K to T
Affect Balance Score  (ABS): PAS - NAS

Name: Watson et al's PANAS (in general version)
Classification:
A-BW-g-mq-v-5-b
Author's label:
Positive and Negative Affects Schedule
Remarks:
baseline score
Page in publication:
143
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range -40 - 40 On range 0-10
Mean:
10.58

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Gratitude intervention program Count blessings/curses
Course, class, training group
Voluntary, unsolicited
Gratitude training
Actual changes in happiness
Multiple treatment moments
Mono sort