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Studies

Proctor et al. (2011a): study GB 2009

Publication

Author(s):
Proctor, C.L.; Tsukayama, E.; Wood, A.M.
Title:
Strengths Gym: The Impact of a Character Strengths-based Intervention on the Life Satisfaction and Well-being of Adolescents.
Source:
The Journal of Positive Psychology, 2011, Vol. 6, 377 - 388

Investigation

Public:
Adolescents, participants in a strengt training and controls, UK, 2009
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 319
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
completed in class

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on 20 questions.

Indicate to what extend you felt this way in the last week.
A  nervous
B  distressed
C  afraid
D  edgy
E  grouchy
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  emotionally 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 K
Positive affect score   (PAS): L to T
Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS - NAS

Name: Watson et al's PANAS (adapted last week version for children)
Classification:
A-BW-cw-mq-v-5-b
Author's label:
Positive affects and negative affects
Remarks:
Affect Balance at baseline, both groups.
Computed by WDH team
Page in publication:
381
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range -40 - 40 On range 0-10
Mean:
1.61

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Character strengths-based intervention Empowerment
School
Exercise
Mandatory
Actual changes in happiness