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Coote & MacLeod (2012): study GB

Publication

Author(s):
Coote, H.M.J.; MacLeod, A.K.
Title:
A Self-help, Positive Goal-focused Intervention to Increase Well-being in People with Depression.
Source:
Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 2012, Vol. 19, 305 - 315

Investigation

Public:
Depressed adults, United Kingdom, 200?
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Non-probability self-selected
Respondents:
N = 55
Non Response:
69%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

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 affect
Remarks:
Baseline score for both groups together
Page in publication:
309
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:
-8.50
Full text:
Selfreport on 4 questions

Using the 1-7 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

Answers rated:
7 completely agree
6  
5  
4  
3
2  
1  completely disagree

Computation: A+B+C+D

Name: Shortened Diener's Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS)
(In the original scale item 5 reads: 'If I could live my life over, I would change nothing'. This item is left out in this selection because a positive answer to this question does not necessarily mean that the respondent doesn't like the life he/she actually lives.)
Classification:
M-CO-u-mq-n-7-a
Author's label:
Satisfaction with life
Remarks:
Mean score at baseline, whole sample
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 4 - 28 On range 0-10
Mean:
10.07

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Self-help Positive Goal-focused intervention Goal setting training
No particular setting, recruitment on interest
Online intervention
Exercise
Voluntary, unsolicited
Actual changes in happiness
Mono sort
Multiple treatment moments