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Howells et al. (2016): study ZZ 2012

Publication

Author(s):
Howells, A.; Eiroa-Orosa, F.J.; Ivtzan, I.
Title:
Putting the 'app' Happiness: A Randomised Controlled Trial of a Smartphone-Based Mindfulness Intervention to Enhance Wellbeing.
Source:
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2016, Vol. 17, 163 - 185

Investigation

Public:
Participants in happiness training, multiple countries, 2012
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Non-probability self-selected
Respondents:
N = 121
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: web

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report 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 during the past  week?:
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 (last  week version)
Classification:
A-BW-cw-mq-v-5-c
Author's label:
Positive and negative affect scale
Remarks:
Mean score at baseline, whole sample
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range -40 - 40 On range 0-10
Mean:
13.30

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Headspace-On-The-Go App, based on mindfulness Meditation, mindfulness
Online intervention
Mono sort
Voluntary, unsolicited
No particular setting, recruitment on interest