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Hanrahan (2005): study MX 2005

Publication

Author(s):
Hanrahan, S.J.
Title:
Using Psychological Skills Training from Sport Psychoogy to Enhance the Life Satisfaction of Adolescent Mexican Orphans.
Source:
Athletic Insight, 2005, Vol. 7, 1 - 7

Investigation

Public:
15-20 aged, before and after training, Mexico, 2005
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 26
Non Response:
8
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Completed at first and last session of 3 week program.

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on four questions:

Using the 1-5 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:
5 strongly agree
4 slightly agree
3  neither agree nor disagree
2  slightly disagree
1  strongly disagree

Computation:(A+B+C+D)/4
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:
O-Sum-u-mq-v-5-ba
Author's label:
Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS)
Remarks:
4-item SWLS computed by WDH team, using dataset provided by the author.
Page in publication:
4
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.59
SD:
0.85

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Three weeks daily program, improving psychological skills Course, class, training group
Change in competences
Empowerment
Actual changes in happiness