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Hurley & Kwon (2012): study US 2011

Publication

Author(s):
Hurley, D.B.; Kwon, p.
Title:
Results of a Study to Increase Savoring the Moment: Differential Impact on Positive and Negative Outcomes.
Source:
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2012, Vol. 13, 579 - 588

Investigation

Public:
Student participants in a savouring exercise and controls, USA, 2011
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Non-probability chunk sample
Respondents:
N = 193
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on 20 questions.

Indicate to what extend you felt this way in the last week.
A  nervous
B  distressed
C  afraid
D  edgy
E  grouchy
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  emotionally 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 (adapted last week version for children)
Classification:
A-BW-cw-mq-v-5-b
Remarks:
Mean score at baseline, whole sample.

60 item PANAS X was administered, but only 10 item negative affect scale and 10-item positive affect scale were analyzed.
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:
11.60

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Recalling positive events in the past week Recal of positive events
Exercise
School
On invitation, no pay
Actual changes in happiness
Mono sort