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Studies

Renner et al. (2014): study NL 2011

Publication

Author(s):
Renner, F.; Peters, M.L.; Schwarz, P.
Title:
Effects of A Best-Possible Self Mental Imagery Exercise on Mood And Dysfunctional Attitudes
Source:
Psychiatry Research, 2014, Vol. 215, 105 - 110

Investigation

Public:
Student participants in a psychological experiment, Netherlands, 2011
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Non-probability self-selected
Respondents:
N = 40
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: web

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on 20 items:
Rate the degree to which you feel at this specific moment:
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

All rated on a 100 mm visual analogue scale ranging from "very slightly or not at all" to "extremely".

PA = mean score  K to T
NA = mean score A to J
Affect Balance = PA - NA
Classification:
A-BW-m-mq-ol-101-a
Remarks:
Mean baseline score whole sample
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range -100 - 100 On range 0-10
Mean:
46.59 -
SD:
- -

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Best possible self exercise School
Best possible self exercise
On invitation, paid in money or study credit
Guided intervention
Mono sort
One-time treatment