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Studies

Sheldon & Lyubomirsky (2009): study US 2004

Publication

Author(s):
Sheldon, K.M.; Lyubomirsky, S.
Title:
Change Your Actions, Not Your Circumstances: An Experimental Test of the Sustainable Happiness Model.
Source:
Dutt, A.K. and Radcliff, B. (Eds.), 2009, Happiness, Economics and Politics, Chapter 12, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK,

Investigation

Public:
Participants in a happiness training, USA 200?
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Sampling not reported
Respondents:
N = 113
Non Response:
Assessment:
Multiple assesment methods

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 feel this way

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's PANAS (time version not reported)
Classification:
A-BW-?-mq-v-5-b
Author's label:
affect balance
Remarks:
Average at T1
Page in publication:
331
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range -4 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
1.45 -
SD:
- -

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Change activity or circumstance Success of psychological treatment
Exercise
List and practice perceived ways to happiness
Mono sort
One-time treatment