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Odou & Vella-Brodrick (2013): study AU 2009

Publication

Author(s):
Odou, N.; Vella-Brodrick, D.A.
Title:
The Efficacy of Positive Psychology Interventions to Increase Well-Being and the Role of Mental Imagery Ability.
Source:
Social indicators Research, 2013, Vol. 110, 111 - 129

Investigation

Public:
Participants in happiness training, Australia, 2009
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Non-probability self-selected
Respondents:
N = 76
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: web

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on 20 questions.

This scale consists of a number of words that describe different feelings and emotions. Read each item and mark the appropriate answer in the space next to that word. Indicate to what extend you felt this way during the past  week?:
A  nervous
B  distressed
C  afraid
D  jittery
E  irritable
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  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 (last  week version)
Classification:
A-BW-cw-mq-v-5-c
Author's label:
Positive and negative affect
Remarks:
Mean score at baseline, whole sample
Page in publication:
115
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range -40 - 40 On range 0-10
Mean:
12.30

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Best Possible Self and Three Good Things intervention Best possible self exercise
Meditation, mindfulness
Online intervention
Mono sort
Voluntary, unsolicited
No particular setting, recruitment on interest