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Dosset (2011): study US 2008

Publication

Author(s):
Dosset, T.H.
Title:
The Influence of the Character Strengths of Gratitude and Kindness on Subjective Well-Being
Source:
PhD Thesis, 2011, College of Education, Louisiana University, USA

Investigation

Public:
Psychology students participating in a training, USA
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Non-probability chunk sample
Respondents:
N = 64
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: web
All surveys and journal entries were completed online. Mass email reminders were sent to participants with electronic links and instructions for completing each part of the study. Additionally, verbal announcements were made to participating classes.

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 feel this way during the past few days:

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's PANAS ('past few days' version)
Classification:
A-BW-c-mq-v-5-c
Author's label:
PANAS
Remarks:
Mean score at baseline, whole sample
Page in publication:
40
Error estimates:
PA: Cronbachs alpha 0.86-0.90 NA: Cronbachs alpha 0.84-0.87
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:
15.60

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Gratitude training Gratitude training
Course, class, training group