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Parks (2009): study US Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2007

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, 2007-08
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Non-probability self-selected
Respondents:
N = 267
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: web

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report 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
Summary Statistics
On original range 4 - 28 On range 0-10
Mean:
19.40

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Positive psychotherapy training, study 3 Trainings for multiple mental skills
On invitation, no pay
Actual changes in happiness
Multiple treatment moments
Multiple sorts
Online intervention