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Page & Vella-Brodrick (2013): study AU New South Wales 2009

Publication

Author(s):
Page, K.M.; Vella-Brodrick, D.A.
Title:
The Working for Wellness Program: RCT of an Employee Well-Being Intervention.
Source:
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2013, Vol. 14, 1007 - 1031

Investigation

Public:
Employee well-being trainees and controls, Melbourne, Australia, 200?
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Non-probability self-selected
Respondents:
N = 23
Non Response:
Assessment:
Multiple methods
Online, paper questionnaires for those who could not access internet at work. T1 questionnaire before the intervention. Intervention group followed a 6-week Working for Wellness Program. Controls did not follow a program but only completed the 4 questionnaires.

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on 25 questions:

A  Using the 1-7 scale below, indicate your agreement right now with each of the items by placing the appropriate number on the line preceding that item. Please be open and honest in your responding.
   a  In most ways my life is close to ideal
   b  The conditions of my life are excellent
   c  I am satisfied with my life
   d  So far, I have gotten the important things I want in life
   e  If I could live my life over again, I would change nothing
   Answers rated:
   7  strongly agree
   6  agree
   5  slightly agree
   4  neither agree nor disagree
   3  slightly disagree
   2  disagree
   1  strongly disagree
   Name: Diener's Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS).

B  Indicate to what extend you feel this way ...
   a nervous
   b  distressed
   c  afraid
   d  jittery
   e  irritable
   f  upset
   g  scared
   h  exiled
   i   ashamed
   j   guilty
   k  hostile
   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
   Computation: Affect Balance Score (ABS): (a-k) - (l-t)
   Name: Watson's PANAS. Time frame general

Computation: Standardized SWLS +PA - NA
Classification:
M-AO---mq-vt-111-a
Author's label:
Affective well-being
Remarks:
32,2% scale range at T1
Page in publication:
1012
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%,   8: 0%,   9: 0%,   10: 0%,   11: 0%,   12: 0%,   13: 0%,   14: 0%,   15: 0%,   16: 0%,   17: 0%,   18: 0%,   19: 0%,   20: 0%,   21: 0%,   22: 0%,   23: 0%,   24: 0%,   25: 0%,   26: 0%,   27: 0%,   28: 0%,   29: 0%,   30: 0%,   31: 0%,   32: 0%,   33: 0%,   34: 0%,   35: 0%,   36: 0%,   37: 0%,   38: 0%,   39: 0%,   40: 0%,   41: 0%,   42: 0%,   43: 0%,   44: 0%,   45: 0%,   46: 0%,   47: 0%,   48: 0%,   49: 0%,   50: 0%,   51: 0%,   52: 0%,   53: 0%,   54: 0%,   55: 0%,   56: 0%,   57: 0%,   58: 0%,   59: 0%,   60: 0%,   61: 0%,   62: 0%,   63: 0%,   64: 0%,   65: 0%,   66: 0%,   67: 0%,   68: 0%,   69: 0%,   70: 0%,   71: 0%,   72: 0%,   73: 0%,   74: 0%,   75: 0%,   76: 0%,   77: 0%,   78: 0%,   79: 0%,   80: 0%,   81: 0%,   82: 0%,   83: 0%,   84: 0%,   85: 0%,   86: 0%,   87: 0%,   88: 0%,   89: 0%,   90: 0%,   91: 0%,   92: 0%,   93: 0%,   94: 0%,   95: 0%,   96: 0%,   97: 0%,   98: 0%,   99: 0%,   100: 0%,   101: 0%,   102: 0%,   103: 0%,   104: 0%,   105: 0%,   106: 0%,   107: 0%,   108: 0%,   109: 0%,   110: 0%,   111: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range -35 - 75 On range 0-10
Mean:
322.00

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Well-being training program Trainings for multiple mental skills
Perceived sources of one's own happiness
Course, class, training group
Work
Voluntary, unsolicited
Actual changes in happiness
Multiple treatment moments
Multiple sorts
Support group with professional
Overtime correlation Recent happiness (< 1 year ago) Psychological wellbeing Current positive mental health
Flourishing scales
Earlier life-appraisals
Later life-appraisals
Earlier mental health
Later mental health
Workplace well-being Satisfaction with work-as-a-whole
Earlier satisfaction with work
Later satisfaction with work
Affective well-being at work Earlier satisfaction with work
Later satisfaction with work
Feeling well at work