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Studies

Nelson et al. (2014): study US 2009

Publication

Author(s):
Nelson, S. K.; Fuller, T.; Lyubomirsky, S.
Title:
Beyond Self-Protection: Self-Affirmation Benefits Hedonic and Eudaimonic Well-Being.
Source:
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 2014, 1 - 14

Investigation

Public:
Students participanting in a well-being training and controls, USA 200?
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 62
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: web

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on 20 items

During the past week, how often did you did you feel:
a. Angry/irritated/annoyed
b. Sad/downhearted/unhappy
c. Scared/fearful/afraid
d. Disgust/distaste/revulsion
e. Contemptuous/scornful/disdainful
f. Embarrassed/self-conscious/blushing
g. Repentant/guilty/blameworthy
h. Ashamed/humilated/disgraced

i. Grateful/appreciative/thankful
j.  Interested/alert/curious
k. Love/closeness/trust
l. Amused/fun-loving/silly
m. Glad/happy/joyful
n. Hopeful/optimistic/encouraged
o. Sexual/desiring/flirtatious
p. Proud/confident/self-assured
q. Content/serene/peaceful
r. Awe/wonder/amazement

Each scored
0 = never
1
2
3
4 = most of the time

Negative Affect = reversed scores (a+b+c+d+e+f+g+h)/8
Positive Affect = (i+j+k+l+m+n+o+p+q+r)/10
Affect Balance =  (NA + PA)/2
Classification:
A-BF-cw-mq-v-5-b
Author's label:
hedonic well-neing
Remarks:
T1 happiness
Page in publication:
5
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.49

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding self-affirmation training Practice one's values
VALUES: LIVING UP TO
Exercise
School
On invitation, payed in money or study credit
Actual changes in happiness