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Sheldon & Lyubomirsky (2006a): study US 2001 /1

Publication

Author(s):
Sheldon, K.M.; Lyubomirsky, S.
Title:
Achieving Sustainable Gains in Happiness: Change Your Actions not Your Circumstances.
Source:
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2006, Vol.7, 55 - 86

Investigation

Public:
Psychology students, USA, followed 12 weeks, 200?
Sample:
Non-probability chunk sample
Respondents:
N = 204
Non Response:
26%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on 25 questions

A  20-item PANAS
     To what extend do you feel this way right now in your life?
     Aa nervous
     Ab  distressed
     Ac  afraid
     Ad  jittery
     Ae  irritable
     Af  upset
     Ag  scared
     Ah  exiled
     Ai   ashamed
     Aj   guilty
     Ak  hostile
     Al  active
     Am  determined
     An  inspired
     Ao  enthusiastic
     Ap  alert
     Aq  attentive
     Ar  proud
     As  strong
     At  interested

B  5-item Satisfaction with Life Scale (Diener)
     Ba  In most ways my life is close to ideal
     Bb  The conditions of my life are excellent
     Bc  I am satisfied with my life
     Bd  So far, I have gotten the important things I want in life
     Be  If I could live my life over, I would change nothing
      
Answer options:
1   not at all
2  a little
3  moderately
4  quite a bit
5  very much

Computation: (Aa +..Ak) - (Al+.. At) + (Ba+ …Be)
Classification:
M-AO-m-mq-v-5-a
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.99
SD:
0.43

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Change in SWB In recent past Activity change circumstantial change Overall degree of life-change