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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 methods

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on 20 questions:

Lead item not reported.
A  nervous
B  distressed
C  afraid
D  jittery
E  irritable
F  upset
G  scared
H  excited
I   ashamed
J  guilty
K  hostile
L  active
M  determined
N  inspired
O  enthusiastic
P  alert
Q  attentive
R  proud
S  strong
T  interested

Rated:
1: slightly/not at all
.
.
5  extremely

Negative affect score (NAS): A to K
Positive affect score (PAS): L to T
Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS - NAS

Name: Watson's PANAS version not reported
Classification:
A-BW-?-mq-v-5-a
Author's label:
affect balance
Remarks:
Average at T1
Page in publication:
331
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range -40 - 40 On range 0-10
Mean:
1.45

Correlational Findings

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