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Studies

Sheldon et al. (2013): study US Missouri 2011

Publication

Author(s):
Sheldon, K.M.; Boehm, J.K.; Lyubomirsky, S.
Title:
Variety is the Spice of Happiness: The Hedonic Adaptation Prevention Model.
Source:
David, S. A.; Boniwell, I.; Ayers, A. C.; Eds: "The Oxford Handbook of Happiness", Oxford University Press, 2013, Oxford, UK, 901 - 914

Investigation

Public:
Students actively participating in happiness training, USA, 201?
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Non-probability self-selected
Respondents:
N = 79
Non Response:
Assessment:
Questionnaire: web
Instructions and first assessment in laboratary, follow-up questionnaire online

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on 20 questions.

This scale consists of a number of words that describe different feelings and emotions. Read each item and mark the appropriate answer in the space next to that word. Indicate to what extend you felt this way during the past week?:
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
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 J)/10
Positive affect score (PAS): (K to T)/10
Affect Balance Score  (ABS): PAS - NAS


Name: Watson et al's PANAS ('past week' version)
Classification:
A-BW-cw-mq-v-5-d
Author's label:
Affect Balance
Remarks:
Baseline score, both intervention groups combined. Scale range -4 to +4
Page in publication:
909
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range -4 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
1.42 -
SD:
- -

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Activity change or circumstance change intervention Actual changes in happiness
Varied
Success of psychological treatment
Goal setting training
Novelty trying
Exercise
School
Voluntary, unsolicited
Mono sort
Multiple treatment moments