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Studies

Kerr et al. (2015): study AU Queensland 2012

Publication

Author(s):
Kerr, S.L.; O'Donovan, A.; Pepping, C.A.
Title:
Can Gratitude and Kindness Interventions Enhance Well-Being.
Source:
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2015 Vol. 16, 17- 36

Investigation

Public:
Psycho-therapy clients on waiting list, Australia, 2012
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Non-probability chunk sample
Respondents:
N = 48
Non Response:
Assessment:
Diary

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport  on 30 questions repeated  14 days

To what extent did you feel today,,
A interested
B distressed
C excited
D alert
E irritable
F sad
G stressed
H ashamed
I happy
J grateful
K tired
L upset
O strong
P nervous
Q guilty
R joyful
S determined
T thankful
U calm
V  attentive
X  forgiving
Y hostile
Z energetic
Aa hopeful
Ab enthusiastic
Ac active
Ad afraid
Ae,proud
Af appreciative
Ag angry

Rated
1 not at all
2
3
4
5 very much

Computation:  (A+C+D+I+G+J+O+R+S+T+U+V+X+Z+Aa+Ab+Ac+AF)/17 - (B+E+F+G+H_+K+L+P+Q+Y+Ad+AG)/13
Classification:
A-AB-md-mqr-v-5-a
Author's label:
Daily affect balance
Page in publication:
22
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range -4 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
0.50
Full text:
How do you feel about your life as a whole today?

-3 Terrible
-2
-1
0
1
2
3  Delighted
Classification:
O-DT-c-sq-v-7-f
Author's label:
Satisfaction with life
Remarks:
probably the authors recoded the scale from -3 to 3 into 1-7
Page in publication:
22
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range -3 - 3 On range 0-10
Mean:
4.67

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Gratitude and kindness interventions Gratitude training
Kind
Thankfull
Kindness training
Mood monitoring
Exercise
Care
On invitation, no pay
Multiple treatment moments
Mono sort
Happiness diary