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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 Partipants' 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:
Selfreport 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 Perceived effects of psychological training
Change in coping
Satisfaction with group as alternative to loneliness Perceived effects of psychological training
Change in coping
Emotional disclosure Perceived effects of psychological training
Current coping
Experiential knowledge of members of the group Perceived effects of psychological training
Current support behavior
Caring and concern Perceived effects of psychological training
Current social support received
Tips for coping methods Perceived effects of psychological training
Current social support received
Current support behavior
Self-help group vs. support group Support/training for coping with mental disability
Support group without profesional
Problems with addiction
Commitment to the 12-steps program Attitudes to own therapies