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Studies

Schiff & Bargal (2000): study IL 1995

Publication

Author(s):
Schiff, M.; Bargal, D.
Title:
Helping Characteristics of Self-Help and Support Groups. Their Contribution to Participants' Subjective Well-Being.
Source:
Small Group Research, 2000, Vol. 31, 275 - 304

Investigation

Public
Participants of self-help and support groups, Jerusalem, Israel, 199?
Sample
Non-probability chunk sample
Respondents
N = 90
Non Response
not reported
Assessment
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:


"overall happiness.."(full question not reported
10 my life is very happy
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0  my life is very unhappy
Classification:
O-HL-?-sq-n-11-a
Author's label:
Subjective well-being
Page in publication:
276,287

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Satisfaction with the group Perceived effects of psychological training Hope and control Change in coping
Perceived effects of psychological training
Satisfaction with group as alternative to loneliness Change in coping
Perceived effects of psychological training
Emotional disclosure Current coping
Perceived effects of psychological training
Experiential knowledge of members of the group Current support behavior
Perceived effects of psychological training
Caring and concern Current social support received
Perceived effects of psychological training
Tips for coping methods Current social support received
Current support behavior
Perceived effects of psychological training
Self-help group vs. support group Problems with addiction
Support/training for coping with mental disability
Support group without professional
Commitment to the 12-steps program Attitudes to psychological traetment