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Parks (2009): study US Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2006

Publication

Author(s):
Parks, A.C.
Title:
Positive Psychotherapy: Building a Model of empirically supported Self-Help.
Source:
PhD dissertation, 2009, University of Pennsylvania, USA.

Investigation

Public:
Adults with mild-moderate depressive symptoms, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 2006-2007
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Non-probability self-selected
Respondents:
N = 360
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: web

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on four questions:

Using the 1-7 scale below, indicate your agreement 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

Answers rated:
7  strongly agree
6  agree
5  slightly agree
4  neither agree nor disagree
3  slightly disagree
2  disagree
1  strongly disagree

Computation: A+B+C+D

Name: Shortened Diener's Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS)
(In the original scale item 5 reads: 'If I could live my life over, I would change nothing'. This item is left out in this selection because a positive answer to this question does not necessarily mean that the respondent doesn't like the life he/she actually lives.)
Classification:
O-Sum-u-mq-v-7-a
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Remarks:
Mean score at baseline, whole sample
Page in publication:
16
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 4 - 28 On range 0-10
Mean:
21.10

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Positive psychotherapy training, study 2. Trainings for multiple mental skills
Multiple sorts
Voluntary, unsolicited
Care
Actual changes in happiness
Mixed educational methods
Multiple treatment moments
Course, class, training group