Martinez-Marti et al. (2010): study ES Madrid 2007
- Martinez-Marti, M.L.; Avia, M.D.; Hernández-Lloreda, M.J.
- The Effects of Counting Blessings on Subjective Well-Being: A Gratitude Intervention in a Spanish Sample.
- The Spanish Journal of Psychology 2010, Vol. 13, 886 - 896
- Students, participants in a gratitude training, Madrid, Spain, 2007
- Survey name:
- Unnamed study
- Non-probability self-selected
- N = 105
- Non Response:
Participants were randomly assigned to 1 of 3 conditions: gratitude, hassles and any event. They were told that they were going to take part in a study regarding mood. They filled out 15 daily reports, the first one were baseline measures, the other 14 daily measuring their gratitude state, positive and negative affect, physical well-being, sleep quality and appraisals of subjective well-being. At the end of the intervention all the daily measures were taken again, together with measures of gratitude trait, quality of relationshipo with 1 significant person, and sensitivity to the others' needs. 15 days after, they filled out measures of all the variables again, and the significant persons (close relation) estimated the gratitude, well-being and sensitivity to others of the participants. 3 time levels: Pre-test (before the intervention), post-test (directly after the intervention) and a follow-up (2 weeks after the intervention).
Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings
- Full text:
Selfreport on single question:
How do you feel about your life as a whole today?
Labels of medium reesponse options not reported
- Author's label:
- Subjective well-being
- Page in publication:
- Observed distribution
- 1: 0%, 2: 0%, 3: 0%, 4: 0%, 5: 0%, 6: 0%, 7: 0%
- Summary Statistics
- On original range 1 - 7 On range 0-10
On invitation, payed in money or study credit
Actual changes in happiness
Multiple treatment moments