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Studies

Meevissen et al. (2011): study NL 2008

Publication

Author(s):
Meevissen, Y.M.C.; Alberts, H.J.E.M.; Peters, M.L.
Title:
Become More Optimistic by Imagining A Best Possible Self: Effects of A Two Week Intervention
Source:
Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 2011, Vol. 42, 371 - 378

Investigation

Public:
Students, Netherlands, 2008
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Non-probability sample (unspecified)
Respondents:
N = 50
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: web

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on 10 questions.
To what extent you do you feel this way now?

A  excited
B  enthusiastic
C  alert
D  inspired
E  determined
F  distressed
G  scared
H  upset
I   nervous
J   ashamed

Rated:  
1  not at all
2  a little
3  moderately
4  quite a bit
5  extremely

Negative affect score (NAS): (F to J)/5
Positive affect score   (PAS): (A to E)/5
Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS - NAS

Name: Shortened Watson's PANAS; Mackinnon version
Classification:
A-BW-m-mq-v-5-d
Author's label:
Affect
Remarks:
Mean baseline score whole sample
Page in publication:
373
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:
1.30

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Best Possible Self Intervention Best possible self exercise
Multiple treatment moments
Mono sort
On invitation, payed in money or study credit
School
Combinations of guided intervention and self help