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Studies

Suldo et al. (2014): study US Florida 2008

Publication

Author(s):
Suldo, S.M.; Mercer, S.H.; Savage, J.A.
Title:
Increasing Middle School Students’ Life Satisfaction: Efficacy of a Positive Psychology Group Intervention.
Source:
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2014, Vol. 15, 19 - 42

Investigation

Public:
10-12 aged, participants in wellness program, USA, followed 6 months, 2008
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Non-probability purposive sample
Respondents:
N = 55
Non Response:
Assessment:
Content analysis

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport 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 two week?:
A  nervous
B  distressed
C  afraid
D  jittery
E  irritable
F  upset
G  scared
H  exiled
I   ashamed
J   guilty
K  hostile
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 K
Positive affect score   (PAS): L to T
Affect Balance Score (ABS): PAS - NAS

Name: Watson et al's PANAS ('past 2 weeks' version)
Classification:
A-BW-cm-mq-v-5-f
Author's label:
Positive and Negative Affect Scale for C
Page in publication:
26

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Wellness program Positive thinking training
Course, class, training group
School
Mandatory
Actual changes in happiness
Mono sort
Multiple treatment moments